Michael Vaughn Shields

August 10, 1953 ~ July 8, 2020


July 15, 2020
5:00 AM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT

Michael Vaughn Shields died on July 8, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 66. He was born in North Hollywood, California on August 10, 1953 to Ralph Hollis Shields and Betty Jean Olsen.

He enjoyed the outdoors and spending his time with family in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Michael is survived by his wife Milessa Anne Peterson, children Brittany Ayn Shields, Dawson Kyle Shields, and Jenna Nicole Shields, siblings Lee Shields and Lori Thompson.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT. Please share a memory or story with his family at www.larkincares.com.

He's now spending his time listening to the waves and watching the whales in Cabo.


I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. RIP Michael

- Lisa Workman
A smile that would light the room and a heart of unbridled fun and joy. Thank you Michael for sharing a thrilling ride in your GTO, to giving us all nicknames. My mum always had a special place for you in her heart and I know she was standing at heavens gate to welcome you home. All my love to the family and may peace be with you. Love, Michaela

- Michaela Shields Winn
RIP Mike. I know that you had no enemies and were loved by so many. It was wonderful seeing you at the last reunion and I still use the speakers that you gave me. We go back a long way and I will never forget you. Heaven has a new angel. Forever in my heart, Debbie Smith Johnson ❤️🙏❤️

- Debbie Smith Johnson
Sorry for the loss Mike you will be missed we enjoyed life in sky blue those were great times Rest In Peace my friend

- Bob Mattingly
Mike you have been our life long friend. Life will not be the same without you in it. We have so many memories of good times with You , Rusty & I. We have been been best friends since Canyon High School. So many memories going through pictures of our adventures. You & Rusty travelled europe together. You came to visit us everywhere we lived. Lots of fun times water skiing on Clear Lake. We were at your wedding reception in Santa Barbara. We all went on a rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. We made several trips to your beautiful beach house on the tip of Baja. Aptly named Casa Tranquilla. Went to the SLC Olympics together & shared lots of family times together watching our children grow. I will share some pictures of some of our adventures. We are SO, SO sad you are gone. We will love you always. You were more than a friend. We have been like family. Our deepest sympathy to Melissa, Brittany, Dawson & Jenna. We are here for you if you need anything.

- Wendy Shelton
Rest in peace old friend. May God's peace and consolation be with your family.

- Bob Stephenson
Mike, your smile brightened our lives. You were a friend to so many. While we will miss you here, Heaven has gained a man that loved, laughed and gave us his time and friendship. May God bless your family through this very difficult time. You will be deeply missed.

- Mickey Anglestein
Your in so many of my happiest childhood memories. I will always miss you Uncle Mike, always think of you, and always love you so very much. Thank you for teaching me lessons in life, thank you for being so fun, thanks, for being you and a part of our family as a son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. You will be missed deeply and our joyful reunion I look forward to. Peace and love as you lie in rest. I love you! All my love, Your Niece, Jolene Molter.

- Jolene Molter