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Shelly Marie O'Meara

06/09/1958 - 07/23/2019

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Our beloved Shelly left us early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019. She was born to Jack K. and Reva F. Snyder on June 9, 1958.

Shelly was a Registered Nurse, spending 28 years at the U of U and for the last year she lived her dream as a VA nurse. No matter where Shelly went, she spread joy and love. For those that knew her well, she was often a saving grace. Shelly loved the beach and loved to travel. She was an avid history buff and loved antiquing. Shelly especially enjoyed Shark Week and the Dog Show on Thanksgiving weekend. But her greatest joy was her family.

In her years as a nurse she had many accomplishments. She started the Parkinson’s Program at the U of U, which included the study of deep brain stimulation. She was also a clinical nurse coordinator for Neurosurgery for many years and was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Shelly will be missed by so many.

She is survived by her partner, George Tudder, daughter, Sarah Jo (Sam) Gordon, son, Ryan (Amidy) O’Meara, 6 grandchildren, sister, Lanna (Boyd) Dimond, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and so many who called her mom and grandma. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East, Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092. A gathering of friends and family will take place one-hour prior from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Interment will take place at the Valley View Cemetery at a later date.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Shelly’s passing. I worked with her from 1989-1991 at the U of U Hospital. She was the life of the party, so sweet and so kind. She always had a smile and was making everyone laugh. I will never forget her genuine and caring personality.

    — Michelle Jensen
  • Shelly- I know you left us before you was ready, you had so many adventures planned for your family. I just want to thank you for all the knowledge you passed on. Mostly about rock exploring and where to find them, and your artistic ideas with antiques. I am really going to miss your excitement for life and your smile. Ryan and Sarah I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. I am so heart broken for the family. Just know Philip and I love you all so much.

    — Sheila Edwards
  • Sarah Jo and family,
    My heart breaks for each and every one of you, for the loss of your beautiful precious Mother. She will always be with you, watching over you, helping you, holding her beautiful precious babies close to her! May the love that surrounds you and your family bring each of you comfort and strength. I love you so much Sarah Jo, and remember whenever you see a dragonfly, smile and feel the love and comfort she brings.
    Much love,
    Jodie Stewart

    — Jodie Stewart

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