beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully
on August 22, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah after a valiant
fight with cancer.
Shannon was born February 24, 1971 to Carlos P and Carol
Lee Whitaker Hales in American Fork, Utah. She graduated
from American Fork High School in 1989 and later went on
to graduate from Utah State University in Logan, Utah with
her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She then began
working at the Salt Lake County Juvenile Receiving Center
in West Jordan, Utah where she has worked for the last 20
She loved serving others in her own quiet and humble way.
She enjoyed decorating, playing games and hanging out with
her nieces and nephews. She loved both her dogs, Sammie
and Harlee with all her heart.
Shannon was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints where she enjoyed serving among the
children in the primary for many years, serving most recently
as the 2nd Councilor in the Primary Presidency. Shannon
loved her Savior, Jesus Christ and that love was exemplified
by her gentle nature and kind words toward to those around
her. Her personal testimony became a great strength to those
she helped to mentor throughout her life and that same testimony
gave her strength to endure her challenges.
She loved life to its fullest, sharing her personal talents
as she helped others. Her family recognized her as the ultimate
peacemaker throughout her life.
Shannon is survived by her mother, Carol Lamoreaux; sisters
and brothers, Tamara (Shawn) Warenski, Michelle (Mike) Hall,
Tracy Hales, Wendy Bean, Troy (Shauna) Hales, Clint (Jeana)
Hales and a brother-in-law, Bret Hardy and also many nieces
and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Carlos,
and sister, Corinne Hardy also a stepfather, Raymond W.
We as a family find great comfort in knowing Shannon was
welcomed to her Heavenly Home by her father, sister, grandparents,
nieces, nephews, and friends who have preceded her.
Shannon’s life will be celebrated on Monday, August
28, 2017 at 11:00 am in the American Fork LDS Stake Center
Chapel located at 240 South Center Street, American Fork,
Utah. Friends and family may call Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00
pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American
Fork, Utah and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning
from 9:30-10:30am prior to services at the church. Burial
will take place in the American Fork City Cemetery.