Shirley Ann McPhail

July 14, 1937 ~ February 8, 2021


Feb. 11, 2021
Private Graveside Services at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 east Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

Shirley Ann McPhail, age 83, passed away on February 8, 2021. She was born in Brigham City, Utah to Rulon and Helen Orwin. She married Kenneth McPhail on February 23, 1957, and they lived happily until his death in 2020. They were the proud parents of 5 children- Brenda (Brent) Wyman, Marla (Dave) Folau, Brian (Angela) McPhail, Teri McPhail, Mindy (Darin) Snow. They were especially proud of their 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Shirley had such a sweet, loving, and nurturing disposition. She loved crafting, decorating, and making her house a home. She will always be remembered and admired for the love she showed her family and her many years of taking care of everyone. She enjoyed children of all ages and often took in and cared for a few extra. Her kids and grandkids especially loved the family parties, late-night talks, being silly, and laughing until she had tears rolling down her cheeks.

A private graveside service will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens on February 11, 2021.


I'm very sorry to hear that your mom passed away. She was the sweetest lady. I will miss her. Love to her and all her family.

- Gwen Hudgens
It’s been an honor and privilege to take care of Shirley for the past 2 years at the Sheridan. Her sweet smile and caring disposition will be missed by us all. She’s been more then “resident” to me she’s been part of my family too. I’ll never for her hugs before bed. We will miss you Shirley!

- Heidi Naylor
Our hearts go out to all of Shirley’s family. Grandma McPhail was just a sweetheart to be around when those occasions permitted. We will miss her sweet smile. Our love to you all, Sue and Brian

- Brian and Sue McClellan