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Ted L Shannon

Born: 12/24/1943, Price, Utah
Death: 12/28/2008, Grand Junction, Colorado
Service: 12/31/2008, 1:00 pm, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Interment: 12/31/2008, 2:00 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Ted L. Shannon, 65, passed away December 28, 2008 in Grand Junction, CO, of cancer.

Ted was born on December 24, 1943 in Price, Utah. His family moved to Moab in early 1950ís to follow the uranium boom. Harry and Enola Ellis raised him and following high school Ted was drafted and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1967. Following his time of service he met and married Jacquelin Kay Heieren on February 24, 1968 in Auburn, Washington. They lived in the Seattle area and later in Ferndale, WA. where he worked as a carpenter. Jacquelin passed away in 1977 of cancer, and in 1980 the family moved to Moab where Ted continued to work as a handyman and later started doing upholstery work.

Ted is survived by his 2 sons, Todd L. Shannon of Moab and Justin M Shannon of Portland, Oregon; 4 brothers, Tommy Shannon, Gary (Valerie)Grundvig, Dean (Vicki) Ellis, Virgil (Brenda) Ellis; a sister, Nancy (Lloyd) Thayn.

His wife, Jacquelin and his parents, Harry and Enola Ellen Ellis, and a sister Martha Ann Ellis preceded him in death.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday December 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Spanish Valley Mortuary Chapel with a viewing starting at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military rites being accorded by the American Legion Post #54.

The family would request that in Lieu of flowers donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


1/17/2009 - Dear Todd and Justin, I was so sorry to hear that your father passed away last month. My very best wishes to both of you. - Mary Ross

1/7/2009 - Justin, We celebrate with you knowing that your Dad placed his faith in the work of Jesus Christ for salvation and had a personal relationship with the Lord before passing on. Our prayers are with you and your family as you remember the life and relationship shared with your father. May God's peace and grace be upon all of you during this time of remembrance. - Joel & Amber K.

1/7/2009 - Justin, you were a faithful son, and God rewarded your efforts to minister to your father. We must rejoice that your father is in the presence of Christ along with my father, and he will testify to God on your behalf at the proper time, to be credited to your reward. You did not fail my child, and your efforts will have a greater impact than you think. If you need to talk, Email me. And never ever forget, that everyone who places their trust in Christ is now, and forever will be, In Him, Mike James - Mike James

1/4/2009 - Justin, I'm thankful for you, my friend! You are thought about, prayed for, blessed in remembrances, and thanked for- Very much. "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." -Psalm 34:18 God's shalom- through His precious Son- rest upon you and BE your consolation right now. Look unto- Behold- & Consider- our great Savior, and therein find the beauty promised for ALL "ashes," and the flowing springs that God erupts in the midst of Life's many "deserts." Blessings, dear brother! -Stephen - Stephen Dudley

1/3/2009 - Justin, I am sorry for your loss. The Lord's ways are higher than our ways. Thank Him who we place our hope in. Our help comes from Him. Thank the Lord for Christ's sacrifice. What a tremendous and loving God we have through the pain we experience. David B. - David B.

1/3/2009 - Justin, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord continue to be your joy, strength, and comfort during this time. Blessings, Rachel - Rachel S.

1/3/2009 - Justin. You've been in my prayers.I've been praying that you would be strengthened with might in the inner man. The bible says that if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it As the body of Christ. were with you. - Tony Lewis

12/30/2008 - Justin, Thank you for sharing your life and the trials that accompanied throughout our friendship. I know that the time spent struggling along side of your father was and is still difficult to deal with. That being said I have confidence and full surety that The God of ALL comfort will cause your heart to rest in Him. May your heart know with all of its brokeness and needs, that our Savior is not unfamiliar at the least with what you were and are experiencing. I love you brother and I look forward earnestly to see the result in you and your brothers life through this event. In your weakness, He IS strong. Eternally Your Brother, - matthew yeske

12/30/2008 - Justin, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will continue to be in my prayers. Our Lord is Mighty and His works are far beyond our understanding and I am confident that He will work in mighty ways through this. Your sister in Christ, April - April

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