SHIRLEY JEAN JONES
January 27, 1957-February 13, 2020
Born in Spokane, Washington, her family moved to Kodiak in 1966, where Shirley lived the majority of her life. In 2013 she moved to Anchorage to be closer to her daughter Erin and family. She loved her grandchildren so much.
She was known for her sass and spunk and her ability to figure out solutions whether personally or at her places of employment. Her network of friends was huge. She was a rescuer of not only animals, but also friends and family, who knew she was there to help in any way possible. She was generous to a fault and never expected anything in return. She loved to laugh and argue with all.
Recently Shirley had blue jays in her yard and said they were her angels. She was “good with God,” and once brought home to Kodiak where she wanted to be, she was taken care of by good friend Troy Jones and family where she succumbed to pancreatic cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father Ralph Grantier and mother Nona Hall. She is survived by her daughter Erin (Jeff) Ganotisi; grandchildren Kalei, Sean and Liliana; her siblings Debbi (Shawn) Dillon, Sharon (Steven) Horn, Don (Carol) Grantier and Diane Grantier; and her extended family Fred Malutin, Joe Malutin, Chris Malutin, numerous nieces and badass Troy Jones who has a heart of gold. Troy along with her latest baby Rosie (dog) were with her until the end. Special thanks to Angela Graham for all her help.
At Shirley’s request there will be no service. A hike in remembrance will be scheduled in May.
She would love for you to rescue an animal but if that’s not possible a donation to an animal shelter would be appreciated.
She will be missed.