Lifelong Alaskan and Clam Gulch resident, Mrs. Sandra "Sandy" Lynn Shell, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 55.
Private family services were held.
Mrs. Shell was born May 15, 1952 to Ernest and Jeanne (Cooper) Matson in Ninilchik. She was raised there and graduated from Ninilchik High School. Mrs. Shell was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and four-wheeling.
"Sandy was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved making quilts and just giving them to people in the community. Sandy was a quiet person with a big heart," wrote her family.
Mrs. Shell was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanne Kvasnikoff; father, Ernest Matson; brothers, Eugene and Danny Matson. She is survived by her son, David Shell, of Clam Gulch; brothers, Jerry Matson of Washington and Sonny Matson of Kasilof; sisters, Charlotte Shingleton of Ninilchik and Charlene Key of Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shell Family, P.O. Box 102, Clam Gulch, AK 99568.
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