Shaqual Russell
1991 ~ 2012

On September 10, 2012 Shaqual Russell (21) returned to her Father in heaven. A best friend, a sister, and a beloved daughter, she will be greatly missed. Born July 9, 1991 Shaqual waited just a few short years to be welcomed and sealed into her eternal family in the Mt. Timpanogas temple.

Her memory and spirit will be carried on through the hearts of her family (parents) Scott and Barbara Russell, (siblings) Gregory (27) KymberLee (22) Mariah (21) Austin (19) Kevin (18) Angela (15) and her extended family which includes her Grandma Maxine Davis as well as many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

Shaqual was vibrant and outgoing and lived life to the fullest. She was a talented hair stylist and skilled with make-up as well. She was only a phone call away for tips on what to wear how to wear it, and exactly what to accessorize with. She was the go to girl for proms, weddings, and special date nights doing everything she could to make you look like you’d stepped straight off the pages of a magazine. She was often found up at 4 in the morning trying new hairstyles or looks before it was time to get to school and didn’t hesitate to help each of her siblings get ready to face the day looking their absolute best.

Shaqual was a bright student graduating with a G.E.D and spent over two years working on a medical assisting degree through Stevens Henagar. It was not uncommon for letters from the Dean to arrive at the house showing she had been put on the Dean’s List of honor students. Though she came just two months shy of obtaining her degree, she would be the first to tell you she was going to make a name for herself. She was going somewhere. She had big dreams and hopes and wanted nothing more than to make everyone proud of her and what she had accomplished in life.

Shaqual looked forward to meeting someone she could share her life with. She wanted to have several children and absolutely loved kids. She was often with friends who had kids and could be found entertaining them and showing them unconditional love.

Adored by the many many friends she had Shaqual never missed a moment to get dressed and go out on the town. It was common knowledge that she was told things were going to be an hour earlier than they were because everyone knew it took her forever to get ready. Every minute paid off though because Shaqual constantly stunned everyone no matter what she was wearing. She was absolutely beautiful. She loved going out and was the first person to be your buddy, wingman, shoulder to cry on, or ride home. She wanted nothing less than to be the best friend to everyone she knew and would stand behind and support each of them in any path of life they chose.

Shaqual had an amazing sense of humor and refused to let anyone around her be sad or upset. She could often be heard laughing and saying "duh dude" followed by something positive and uplifting when a person was down on themselves or unsure of a situation. With that smile and laugh you couldn’t help trust and believe her and smile back.

With a crazy laugh and a who cares attitude shaqual fiercely defended her family members through everything. No matter what any of us did we were right and the other person was blind and stupid for not seeing what amazing and beautiful individuals we all were. She refused to think anything less of us than the best and had no problem making sure everyone knew it.

Shaqual also loved music. Throughout her life she could be found making lyric collages out of a hundred different songs from songs of varying genres. She was the first person to tell you a song that could get you through just about any situation and knew exactly when to share them with you to put a smile back on your face. One of her favorite and most often quoted phrases was "the harder you fall the higher you fly" . There is a sense of peace and comfort in knowing that Shaqual has been given her wings to fly and that she will be watching over us and protecting us throughout our lives. Rest in Paradise.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Highland 8th LDS Ward Chapel, 10390 North Alpine Highway, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may call Saturday, morning from 10:00-11:00 am prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations are made to alleviate the funeral costs during this time of grief. We thank you so much for the love, comfort and support friends and family have offered us throughout.

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