Shirley Marie Eaklor, 86, died Oct. 13, 2021, at Anchorage Pioneer Home.
She was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Littleton, Colorado, to Jamie and Lois Thompson.
She came to Ketchikan in 1964. She was a long-time bartender at the Potlatch Bar, a steward for the Alaska Marine Highway System and a card-carrying Merchant Marine.
She was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 162 in Ketchikan.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting and computer games.
“Shirley was always described as a super special lady and the sweetest person,” her family writes. “We will always carry your memory in our hearts.”
Shirley Eaklor was preceded in death by her brothers, Jamie and Ronald Thompson; sister, Sharon Alexander; and granddaughter, Lacy Scott.
She is survived by her sons, Eric Lash Eaklor of New Mexico and Kirk Dean Eaklor of Ketchikan; daughters, Larinda Carrol Burns of Ohio and Julie Marie Eaklor of Elko, Nevada; grandchildren, Carol Montgomery of Ohio, Amberlin Herron of Arizona, Wynona Eaklor of Colorado, Eric Eaklor of Colorado, YoVonda Eaklor of New York, Jeremiah Stack of Nevada and Torin Stack of Oregon; great-grandchildren, Mike Montgomery of Ohio, Ethan Herron of Arizona, Tatum Scott of Oregon, Shelby Sherwood of Oregon, Elias Sharp of Alaska, Janette Stack of Oregon and Torin Stack Jr. of Oregon; and great-grandson, Typhon Montandon of Oregon.
At her request, no service will be held. Her remains will be cremated, and taken to Elko, Nevada, to be interred next to her brother, Jamie Thompson, in the Elko City Cemetery.