Shirley Ann McEwen

L’ANSE – Shirley Ann McEwen, 60, of L’Anse, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in L’Anse on January 16, 1954, the daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Roberts) Schjoth. Shirley attended school in L’Anse.

She married Gerald McEwen on January 22, 1972. Shirley was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, camping, and just sitting around the camp fire. Shirley loved her dogs and cats. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Shirley is survived by her loving family; husband, Gerald; children, Jerry (Barb) McEwen of L’Anse, Billy Joe McEwen (Lisa Vokoviak) of Baraga, and Dawn Marie McEwen (CJ Ollila); grandchildren, Jonny, Bradley, Sean, and Kaylin McEwen, and Kaylee Ollila; brother, Richard Schjoth of Baraga; and sister, Betty Saari of Baraga; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann; brother-in-law, Edward; and her brothers, Edward, and John.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held in the L’Anse VFW Club on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Shirley’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.