Shannon Dora Hales
1971 ~ 2017

Our 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 years.

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. Lamoreaux.

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.

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