Shirlyn Ann Steffen (Woodruff)

Birth:                         April 4, 1968.
Death:                       May 14, 2020.
Cause of Death:          Cancer.
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Shirlyn Ann Steffen passed away Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was born April 4th, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Martin "Woody" Woodruff and Anna Lilia "Tillie" Woodruff and moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1971 where she remained throughout her life.

Shirlyn will be deeply missed by her family and friends as well as her "Lake Hood Elementary Family" where she worked for 13 years and volunteered for many years prior. Shirlyn has been an inspiration for all. She touched many peoples lives with her strength, determination, generosity, and big heart. She will always be remembered for her love of Minnie Mouse and left behind a little bit of sparkle everywhere she went. Shirlyn also enjoyed crafting and sweet white chocolate mochas. As a dedicated mother and grandmother she treasured her children above all else and spoiled her grandchildren to no end. On 2005, fate brought Shirlyn and her husband Michael Steffen together and they have been inseparable since. Their love is forever and always, always and forever.

Shirlyn was preceded in death by her mother Anna Lilia "Tillie" Woodruff and father Martin "Woody" Woodruff. She is survived by her devoted husband Michael and 3 children, Phil, Bailey, and Madison from her former spouse, PJ, as well as her son-in-law Guy and 4 grandchildren, Aiden, Jaxon, Oliver, and another on the way. She is also survived by her 2 step children, Ashley and Collin, and 3 brothers Martin, Ruben, and Royce.

We will have a private family mass on Friday May 22nd followed by a celebration of life at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.