It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Paige Patricia Sheridan on Aug. 29, 2022, at the tender age of 15, after a short but complicated and brave battle with leukemia at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage.
Paige was born on March 15, 2007, to Daniel and Christene (Marlow) Sheridan. Upon arrival, Paige immediately had her family wrapped around all her tiny fingers. Paige came home from the hospital first in Salcha, Alaska. The family moved to North Pole when Paige was 1 year old and remain in the area.
Paige was strong, sassy, kind, and funny and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her school, work, and sports were a joy to watch. Paige was a student at Ticasuk Brown Elementary, North Pole Middle School, and would have just been entering her sophomore year at North Pole High School. She competed with Gymnastics Inc., and the North Pole High School swim team. Paige loved her time practicing, goofing around, and competing and formed life-long friendships with her teammates. Paige was enjoying her very first job at Once Upon a Child and was excited to spend her first paycheck on Starbucks and Lululemon clothes.
She discovered her love of gymnastics at the early age of 5 and competed for a total of nine years. Her competitions took her all over Alaska as well as Hawaii, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and more. Paige was a consummate competitor and prided herself in bringing home medals, especially the gold. Her love of gymnastics remained strong even after she had to pause due to injury. She added diving to her repertoire and quickly fell in love with the sport, becoming the only diver on the North Pole High School Swim team at the beginning of her freshman year.
Anything she did, she did with fearlessness, grace and humility. Even in the face of her leukemia diagnosis she said, “Bring it on!”
Paige loved scary movies, staying up too late, brown-eyed boys, and singing in the shower. She spent her weekends squeezing in dive practice, work and spending time with her family and friends. Paige and her family loved camping, fishing, four-wheeling, traveling and spending time together. Her family was a priority and she was deeply loved by them.
We will never forget her fierce loyalty and her protectiveness over friends and family. We will treasure our memories of the many faces of Paige and of her spirit, her face, her laughter, and her eyebrows with us today and every day in the future. Our sweet Paigey Poo, Sweet Pea, Bug, Sis, Petunia.
Paige leaves behind her parents, Danny and Christene Sheridan; her little brother, Cooper; maternal grandmother, Sheryl Marlow; paternal grandmother, Linda Sheridan; maternal great-grandfather, Arthur N. Caissie; uncles, Chad Marlow, Craig Caissie, Michael Sheridan (Heide), Chet Marlow (Terri), Chip Marlow (Patti); her best friend, Kaelyn “Bets” Putnam; and countless extended family members and friends who loved Paige and became family during her life.
Paige is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Gene Marlow and James “Jim” Sheridan, and three siblings that never made it into our arms.
Paige’s celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 2022, at the David Salmon Tribal Hall. In honor of Paige’s love of trying new foods, there will be a potluck afterward. Please bring a dish you have made for Paige or a dish you know Paige would love.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Paige’s honor to the Providence Medical Center Hickel House, give.providence.org/alaska.
Published by Daily News-Miner on Sep. 11, 2022.