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Shauna Brown Collins, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2022. She was born in Salt Lake City on March 16, 1949, to Theresa Smith Brown and Marvin Brown. Shauna married Thomas Collins (later divorced) and had 4 children: Brian, Chad, Mark, and Michelle.
Shauna was born in Midvale and eventually moved to Kearns with her family. She was very close to her parents and her sister, Charlotte. She took after her mother in her love for flowers and gardening.
She attended Cyprus High School, then transferred to Kearns High School the year it opened. She was very proud that she was the second graduate of the first graduating class at Kearns, however, she was slightly disappointed that she wasn’t the first. If only her last name started with A.
Shauna enjoyed painting and crafting. Many people have benefitted from these talents and still cherish items she made for them. She would also help friends and family decorate their homes, and select furniture and we are sure, that in her lifetime, she helped hang miles and miles of wallpaper.
She loved to cook and bake and was famous for her mini cakes at family reunions. She also loved the cultural arts. She saw as many musicals as she could and had season tickets to Hale Center Theater for as long as we can remember.
For many years she ran an in-home daycare. She cared for many children, including two of her grandchildren. She loved them as her own. Eventually, she was given the opportunity to attend Salt Lake Community College and earned an associate’s degree. This was done while running a full-time business and taking care of her own children as a single mom.
Family’s adventures often included traveling, window shopping, Lagoon, and camping. She was good at almost everything she tried and could even outfish her brother-in-law.
Shauna will be missed by many. We were truly blessed to have her in our lives.
Shauna was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Brian and Becky Collins (Herriman), Chad and Michele Collins (Riverton), Mark and Amariah Collins (South Jordan), Michelle Peterson and Jeff Vincent (Herriman); Grandchildren, Tyson, Chelsea, Hayden, Whitney, Taylor, McKell, Kolby, Kailee, Jersey, and Lily; Great Grandchildren, Lydia, Andrew, Sadie; Sister, Charlotte (John) Williams; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and others that she loved dearly.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 W 12600 S, Riverton, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Monarch Meadows Ward, 5246 W Gossamer Way, Utah with a viewing prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah.
Shauna was a beautiful person, and so caring and giving. She will always be with me in so many ways as the cherished friend she was.
Brain, Chad, Mark and Michelle, and the rest of the family. I was in shock when I heard about the passing of your Mother. She was everything a person needed as a friend. She was always there if I needed just to talk. We spent many hours on the phone together trying to solve the problems of the world, the ward, our children , husbands, but we never accomplished that. When she moved to Riverton. I always said I was going to come and see her. I waited too long.. I regret that. We would sit next to each other keeping score at baseball games. Doing craft items, and sometimes just hanging out.
Those were the days. And Chad I told her many times to use butter on your bumps., because you did get many bumps. I wanted to say “I am sorry for your loss” but I can’t do that Shauna is not lost to me I know exactly were she is, planning parties, and doing everything she loved to do. She is one special women to me I will miss her, I loved laughing at the Grandma saying she would post on her Facebook page, and knowing she was laughing at the same thing.
She was a great mom, a good friend. she loved and appreciated you all more than you will ever know. Til we meet again. I love you.
Shauna was like a second mom to me during my high school years. I have the best memories of being with her. Sitting in the kitchen and drinking green punch, Going to grandma Brown's for dinner. She always had time to talk. I still remember and think about a specific conversation we had about life that really changed my outlook. I will never forget it. She was a rock and her influence will be missed.