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Shawn Blake

April 8, 1971 — January 19, 2024

Shawn David Blake

Shawn was born April 8, 1971 in Bountiful, Utah to Larry and Linda Blake. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bountiful, Utah, January 19, 2024 after a short illness. He is survived by his sons Nathan Shawn Blake (Michelle) and Samuel David Blake;  parents, sisters, Tracie Lynn Blake and Jessica Christensen (Joe); brother Robert (Alisha) Blake; 2 nieces, Hannah (Austin) Ackerman and Lauren Christensen; 4 nephews, Tyson and Jack Christensen and Gage and Xander Blake; many aunts, uncles, cousins.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Laurence and Genevieve Blake and Virgil and Merilyn Redmond; aunt Marsha Blake Leatherwood and Cousin Jo Ann Krebs.

When his father graduated from the University of Utah, the young family moved to New Jersey so his father could work in New York City. A sister, Tracie, joined them while they lived there. A few more moves until they built a home in Bennion, Utah. There another sister, Jessica and brother, Robert completed the family.

Shawn went to Plymouth Elementary, Eisenhower Jr., Taylorsville High, and Granite High Schools. He also graduated from American Technical Center and Utah College of Applied Technology. He worked most of his adult life as an auto mechanic. He was currently working for Pittsburgh Paint and Glass.

Growing up he loved to play outside, shooting hoops, putting on the putting green, climbing in the tree house, riding his bike and swimming. He was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was active in the Young Mens program. He loved scouts and camping with his scout master, dad. He earned his Eagle Scout Badge. This is when he began his life long love of fishing (with Strawberry becoming his favorite fishing hole.) As a teenager he loved snow skiing, Stars Wars, break dancing, loud music and fast cars. He pushed the limits for his parents, sisters, and little brother. He had his own style in everything he did.

Shawn worked for a short time as a dance DJ and met Camie George. They were married in August of 1991. After 8 years he became a dad to Nate and 2 years later, to Sam. His boys were his whole world. He taught them everything he could.

He loved coaching their baseball teams; loved taking them on trips to Disneyland, the Ocean, St. George, Denver, Idaho and Yellowstone. His favorite place to take them, from the time they were born, was the property at Twisted Pines. He loved big campfires, the shooting range, Dutch oven dinners and ATV rides. He was divorced in 2015, but continued to raise his boys through their graduations from High School and Nate's marriage. Sam still lived with his Dad.

He loved doing everything with the family. He loved being "Uncle Shawn". He was a great 'blanket monster'. It was his idea to make a family cookbook. It was his idea to plan a big family trip to Disneyland. He carved the grandkids trail at Twisted Pines and chopped down trees to make the way. He was a great photographer and captured many treasured moments. He was very patriotic and loved the flag. He loved cutting a real Christmas tree with Grandpa Redmond and always wanted a real Christmas tree in his own house. He was always very close to Grandma Redmond and was usually the first one to her rescue so many times after Grandpa died.

When he needed something very important he would ask "Mom can you do that thing you do-pray for me"? He was a free spirit child that became a very good man. He helped and served others and was fiercely protective of his boys.

Our faith unites us with him and our family forever.

A viewing will be held, Friday, January 26, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road.

Cremation to follow.



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Friday, January 26, 2024

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4330 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville, UT 84123

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