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January 5, 2009

Shelbi Kay Elwell, Age 6, Passed Away December 30 From a Sudden Illness

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under events

This family’s loss breaks my heart. They are friends of ours, and live in our neighborhood. Here is the obituary:

Shelbi Kay Elwell

“Shelbi Kay Elwell 2002 ~ 2008 Our little princess, Shelbi Kay Elwell, age six, passed away from a sudden illness on Dec. 30, 2008.Shelbi was born to her loving parents, Rian and MeLea Elwell on Feb. 26, 2002. Shelbi loved princesses, Barbies, playing with her cousins, her brothers, and her many friends. She was a happy and fun loving little girl. She shared hugs and kisses with her family. She attended Pony Express Elementary School where she was in the first grade. Survived by her parents, her brothers, Cameron, Nathan and Carter, grandparents, Brad and Debra Sheppard, Ted and Roxene Kresser, Jack and Marsha Elwell, great grandparents, Grant and Karen Stubbs, RueLeen Sheppard, Susan Elwell, Frankie Barney, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Mountain East Stake Center, 4506 E. Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain, Utah. Viewings Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and Saturday 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial, American Fork Cemetery.”

I went to the viewing on Saturday morning, and to her funeral. She was a beautiful little angel of a child.

If you can, please donate to help them with the mounting hospital, funeral, and burial costs. To make a contribution, go into any Zion’s bank branch, and state that you would like to make a donation to the account under the name of Shelbi Kay Elwell. You will then be able to make your contribution.

Here is the original obituary

Another way you can help is to post this same message on your blog or website, or send it to those in your address book. If you do, please include the information about her donation account. Let’s all help the Elwells as they work through their grief during this difficult time.

4 Responses to “Shelbi Kay Elwell, Age 6, Passed Away December 30 From a Sudden Illness”

  1. Louie Says:

    Scott, Im a long time reader of yours, although your content is a lot less since you moved from Novell (*hint*).

    Thank you for letting us know about Shelbi. My family is in AZ and CA which her info will be sent out.

    One question, I don’t seem to see information about her donation account.

  2. Scott Morris Says:


    Yeah, time has been quite a bit tighter for me since then, but I try and put something up when I can. I’ll see what I can do about that.

    What you have to do is go into a Zion’s bank and request to make a donation to the account under Shelbi Kay Elwell. Do you have access to a Zion’s bank branch in your area?

    If not, you can send me a check made out to Shelbi Kay Elwell and I can take it to the branch. Or, you can send it to her ecclesiastical leader who is orchestrating the care and help for this family. Or you can look up Zion’s bank online, give them a call, and ask how you’d make a donation without having direct access to a branch location.

    Or, if you think of another way, let me know, and we’ll get it figured out. Thanks again for the note!

  3. Andrew Says:


    This sort of loss is both devastating and bazaar. My cousin in Virginia Beach, VA died suddenly at home – she was 7. She told her Mom (my Aunt) she felt warm on the inside and cold on the outside and passed out – she died instantly. They still have no idea as to cause of death. I’m sharing this so you might be able to share it with your friends – they’re not alone. I don’t know why this happens, but it does.

    We send our love and prayers.


  4. Scott Morris Says:

    Thanks for the comments. Sorry to hear about your loss. I’ll pass it on.

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