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 Shannon Bev Kinder

Shannon Bev Kinder

West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Oct 1989 (aged 9)
Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot A145-5
Memorial ID 31116793 · View Source
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Shannon Bev Kinder:

Taylorsville: Shannon Bev Kinder, age 9 died October 5, 1989, from an auto-pedestrian accident.

Born August 26, 1980 in West Valley, daughter of Carolee Kinder and Allen Sweat.

Member LDS Church. Fourth grade student at Truman Elementary School.

Shannon loved life and people.

Survived by mother, Taylorsville, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Kinder, West Jordan, great grandparents, Bruce and Vivian Harmon, Taylorsville.

Funeral services 12 noon, Monday. McDougal Golden Rule Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road, where friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment Valley View Memorial Park.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 10/9/1989

Cause of Death: Shannon was Hit and Killed by a truck on her way to school. 10-5-1989. She had been so excited that day when she went to school, because she was going to go with her Mother the next day to watch her Mom run a marathon in St. George.

The skywalk on 4700 So and 3200 West was built because of this death and was dedicated to Shannon. It was named the Kinder Walk.

My sweet Granddaughter Shannon, you were such a beautiful little girl. I will never forget the bond that we shared.
I will love and Miss you for as long as I live.
It really killed all of us especially your Mom the day you were taken from her. You will remain in our Hearts forever sweetie. Rest in sweet eternal peace blue eyes.

Shannon's beautiful blue eyes were donated to give some other child the gift of sight.


Poem I wrote for Shannon:

You were two when I met you-
The sunshine was in your hair-
You were such a beautiful child-
Your beauty was beyond compare.

You sat on my lap and bounced on my knee-
And smiled your sweet Shannon smile-
The sparkle in your pretty blue eyes-
Expressed a love that was true-
Our blue eyes met - Yes we were a set-
"Our link to the family tree."

I'll always remember your smile-
I'll always remember your hug-
I'll always remember what you have-
Always meant to me.

I'll never forget our talks-
I'll never forget our walks-
There will always be our memories.
The times we laughed - The times we cried.

There has always been a special bond-
Between you and me. Why? Oh Why?
Did that bond have to be broken?

I shall carry you in my heart-
From here to eternity.
Remember our Love-
Remember the good times we shared.

Shannon my babe- I will miss you more
than words will ever say.
I believe I lost part of my heart,
The day they took you away.
The day I lost you.

You were something precious.
You were something special.
And you will always be carried in
My heart Forever.

Love Grandma Esther

Grave Location: Valley View Memorial Park ,
Source: A-25

  • Maintained by: Esther Kinder
  • Originally Created by: Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
  • Added: 3 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31116793
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shannon Bev Kinder (26 Aug 1980–5 Oct 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31116793, citing Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Esther Kinder (contributor 47944192) .