Shaunda Brown Trimmer, of Taylorsville, Utah suffered a massive cerebral stroke and passed away on January 28, 2023 at the age of 51.
Shaunda was born on August 29, 1971 at the Fort Riley Military Base in Kansas. She lived in several states following her father’s military career to Arizona, Alabama, and Colorado, eventually settling with her parents and siblings in 1979 in Provo, Utah.
Shaunda graduated with honors from Pleasant Grove High school in 1989. It was here where she first became and enjoyed being a cheerleader. Her love of cheering continued to develop and flourish in her college experience where she became a cheerleader for SUSC (now SUU) at Cedar City.
Shaunda graduated from Southern Utah University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Magna Cum Laude, furthering her education and graduating with her teaching degree in 1996.
Shaunda fell in love and married Jeremy Trimmer from Cedar City, Utah on August 17, 1995. They had one daughter, Hunter Riley Trimmer.
Shaunda started teaching AP Calculus and other advanced classes at Skyline High School in 2002 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Teaching in 2006. Her passion and love of cheerleading lead her to applying and becoming the Cheer Coach for Skyline High School, winning national recognition for several years while under her direction. Cheering was a passion that she enjoyed passing on to the youngest of budding little cheerleaders. Shaunda was a consummate teacher in every area of her life. She enjoyed giving others the tools of success. This sharing of her time and resources impacted so many lives as a teacher, friend, coach, and mentor.
Shaunda had a true love of animals. That love gave her and those around her many hours of joy holding and playing with little fur balls of kittens or puppies that she fostered until they were big enough to go to loving homes. Many, many hours of bottle feedings at all hours of the day and night were a common occurrence. Her nieces and nephews adored her loud and vibrant energy, loved driving with her anywhere as the music would be blaring as she danced behind the wheel.
Shaunda will be missed by so many. She leaves a trail of beautiful memories and continues to teach us all in her untimely departure.
Shaunda leaves behind her daughter Hunter Riley Trimmer; father Daniel Rowen Brown; stepmother Jean Brown; and sisters Danette (Shaun) Mayne and Rianne (Joey) Hargrove. She was preceded in death by her mother Stephanie Harding Brown.
A viewing will be held for family and close friends on Friday, February 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah.
A celebration of Shaunda’s life will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 2:00 -5:00 PM at Skyline High School auditorium, 3251 East 3760 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. To view previously held services please click on the link provided https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ceGD9Jp4FFjhPv4B9EhS0nrtXO7h6lsoCTdF83aUm3qRvrnwS62WiXKfkH0xBUMP.xH1oJD1YuRL7OFdU?startTime=1675542582000
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Salt Lake County Animal Services. https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=slcoasdonations
Ms. Trimmer was the best math teacher I ever had… she actually made calculus enjoyable which many might think is impossible.
She had an infectious energy and I looked forward to going to her class every day.
She even treated us to some kitten time once our exams were over.
What an amazing spirit, I am sorry to hear of her passing.
My heart is broken and my tears are flowing. I met her at Skyline High School when the Deaf program was over there. She was so much fun and always cheerful. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she was full of energy . I enjoyed our once in a while Friday Happy Hours. She was absolutely a beautiful spirit and her energy and foresight so perspective. I see her smiling eyes and hear her laughs. Oh How I will miss her!!!
Shaunda’s special combination of kindness, intelligence, sense of fairness and outspoken determination has made such a difference in so many lives. We will forever be grateful for her talent for really seeing and caring about her students. Our hearts go out to you.
~ The James family
Hi hunter I'm A.J. Johnson, Kierstin(Johnson)Apgood, and Brady Johnsons mom.
All three had your mom as a teacher at Skyline and LOVED HER! We did to ESPECIALLY because she put up with 3 of my kids!😂 No, just kidding their great! Shaunda was a Special Lady with a big heart.❤ We had so much fun with her on vacation at Disneyland and at Competitions! She was sooo patient! I know she will be greatly missed by All of her student's, teachers,friends, and family...
We Love you and thankyou Shaunda for the genuine Love you had for our children. May god bless you in the coming weeks hunter.I know if you need ANYTHING you can call alex and he'll be there to help you..
Love Jess and Lisa Johnson
I met Shaunda while she was a student at Southern Utah State College- now Southern Utah University. She was a member of a sorority where I served as advisor. She took life on with enthusiasm and a strong will. Time with Shaunda was never dull. It was an honor to have known her and enjoyed her friendship. Condolences to her family, especially her daughter, Hunter.
We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Our hearts are breaking for you.