FIRST DAY – Baranof Elementary School paraprofessional Brooke Rivera helps kindergartner Andrei Kyrie Joaquin find his class as children line up for school this morning. Today was the first day of school for a third of the kindergarten class, which was divided into three groups. The final group of kindergartners begins school Monday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Levi Charles Laurence Shearer

Levi Charles Laurence Shearer

Life long resident, Levi Charles Laurence Shearer passed away in his home on November 15th, 2017. He was born February 11th, 1991, the eldest son to Christian Didrickson and Julie Shearer. Levi attended Sitka Unified School District. He played basketball for the Sitka High School Wolves and graduated class of 2009. Levi enjoyed cooking, playing basketball, reading, playing video games, and rooting on his favorite football team the Broncos. Family was very important to Levi and he loved spending time with them. He had a close bond with his grandfather, Gerald Didrickson, and was dedicated to taking care of him until Gerald passed away in 2014.
Levi was preceded in death by his mother: Julie Shearer; maternal great-grandparents: Marie and John Cooper, maternal grandfather: Sam Shearer; paternal grandparents; Gerald and Karen Didrickson; grand-uncles: Donald “Duck” and Boyd Didrickson.
Levi is survived by his beloved cat, Governor; his younger brother: Mason Shearer; father: Christian Didrickson; paternal Aunties: Vanessa and Deanne Didrickson. Maternal grandparents: Sharon and Frank Joseph; maternal aunts: Kari, Skye, and Zeylinn Joseph; as well as many loving cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Levi will be held at ANB Hall (235 Katlian St, Sitka, AK) on Friday, November 24th, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. The family will be hosting breakfast, lunch, and an early dinner serving all of Levi’s favorite meals. Community members, family, and friends are all encouraged to come eat and share fond memories and stories to celebrate Levi. Condolences or memorial donations for the family may be sent to Mason Shearer at PO BOX 900, Sitka, AK 99835. Please contact Mason Shearer with any inquiries at (907) 738-4137.

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