Shannon L. "Moose" Mays

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 13:09

Chugiak resident Shannon L. “Moose” Mays died Sunday, May 27, 2012.

He was born May 4, 1945 to Mildred and Homer Mays and grew up in Florence, Mont. and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

After serving honorably in the Vietnam War, he made his way to Alaska, where he worked for many years.

His friends said he enjoyed all that Alaska has to offer and loved “being there” for his many friends, who will remember him for his outstanding cooking, neatness, infectious smile, generous heart and mostly quiet ways.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Janet Mays and grandson Connor of Lander, Wyo., brother and sister-in-law Allen and Shirley Mays of Florence, Mont.; sister, Ginny Weber, of Hamilton, Mont.; a nephew; and several nieces.


A celebration of life was held at the Peters Creek Eagles Club on June 3.

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