Shannon Kay von Biela, 49, died May 8, 2007, in Crescent City.

She was born Oct. 2, 1957, in Orange, and was an 18-year resident of Del Norte County.

Von Biela was an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society and a member of the New Life Community Church in Crescent City. She loved attending college in order to complete her degree in physiology.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph von Biela of Crescent City; her sons Josh (Aurora) Morrow of Medford, Ore. and Zacharia von Biela of Crescent City; her sister, Zane Platte of Port Angeles; her brothers, Jim Doyle of Seattle, Wash., Merrit Doyle of Texas, Kelly Doyle of Orange County and Greg Doyle of Florida.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Colleen and Yosiah Morrow of Medford, Ore.

The family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Memorial services will be held at Wier's Mortuary Chapel at 12 p.m. Saturday.

Fellowship will follow services at the New Life Church located at 424 Second St. in Crescent City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.