Shea was a senior at Honokaa High School in Hawaii. Each summer, he returned to Juneau, where he has been working in the commercial fishing industry since he was a young boy.
Shea has also traveled to Croatia to meet and establish a wonderful relationship with his relatives there, which was such an important part of who he was.
He will continue to be loved and remembered by his mother, Kellie Walling, and father, Jay Walling; step-mother Cassy Blackwell, siblings Rayne Tyler Walling of Honokaa and step-brother, Connor Blackwell of Juneau, AK., his maternal grandparents, Tom and Marlene Mungle, of Juneau, Alaska, paternal grandparents, Roger and Pam Walling, of Juneau, great grandmother Sally Mungle of Texas, great-grandmothers Shirley White and Pat Walling of Oregon. He was also loved by Uncle Dave, Aunt Terri, Uncle Trace, Aunt Kim, Auntie Jeanne, Uncle Kevin and Shea's beloved Uncle Chad ("Nort"); his cousins Jessica, Gerred, Michan, Chayse, Justin and his soul bro, JD Cameron will miss him dearly. Shea has a host of other relatives and bros in both Juneau and Honokaa who will remember him by his hugs and slugs.
His friends and family will remember the long list of things he loved: commercial fishing, long boarding, kick boxing, hunting, body boarding, traveling, and especially working in his garden. We would like to express our gratitude to Jim Sabatini for your heart of gold, Honokaa High School for keeping us close, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the city of Juneua, Alaska, for all their love and support. We can feel the beating of your heart.