Shane Lee Schultz, 43,of Neola, Utah, passed away on June 19, 2013. Shane served as a combat engineer, First Infantry Division, U.S. Army
, based at Ft. Riley, Kan. He served in Afghanistan, was disabled, and received a medical retirement in 2012.
Shane was born on Feb. 1, 1970, in Deming, N.M., the second of three sons of George R. Schultz and Barbara Knowles Schultz. Shane grew up in Moab, Utah. In 1979, his parents divorced and his father married Diana Webb. Shane attended Grand County High School in Moab. In 1988, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard
. In 1990, he married Jody Wilson Schultz, they had two children Tyler and Kalyn. Shane moved his family to Los Alamos in 1996, to be near Diana and her husband TJ, and also his little brothers Jesse and Kevin. He graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M. in 1999 and worked for the Pojoaque Tribal Police, Tesuque Tribal Police and Santa Fe Police Department. In 2008, he joined the U.S. Army. Shane and Jody divorced in 2009 and in 2010 he married Stephanie Corn Lema of Moab.
Shane loved the outdoors. He liked to go four-wheeling, camping, shooting and fishing. He was known for his sense of humor, pranks and infectious laugh. He loved spending time with family and friends.
Shane was preceded in death by his father George, of Moab and his younger brother Jesse W. Schultz of Los Alamos and Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother Barbara Knowles Mitchell of Clovis; brothers Robert Schultz (Aidai) of Kyrgyzstan; George Wesley Schultz(Mandy) of Bagdad, Ariz.; and Kevin Schultz of Los Alamos; son Tyler Schultz and daughter Kalyn Schultz of Los Alamos; wife Stephanie Schultz of Neola, Utah. He is also survived by his stepmother Diana Webb and stepfather TJ Trapp of The Villages, Fla. (formerly of Los Alamos); stepbrother David Slavens (Heidi Hollen) of Minneapolis; stepsister Jennifer Trapp White (Ryan) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepsister Ellen Trapp Trachman (William) of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughter Alyson Lema Allgood (Dylon) of Roosevelt, Utah; stepdaughter Cassie Lema of Moab; and daughter Jessica Underwood-Wallace of Texas. Shane will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services will be at the Baptist Church on Kane Boulevard, held in Moab on June 26, with viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by services at 1 p.m.. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery, Moab, June 27, with graveside services at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Spanish Valley Mortuary, Moab. Condolences and tributes may be entered in their guest book at spanishvalleymortuary.com/.