1980 ~ 2013
Shaun Lyndon Nay passed away sometime in the early morning hours of Monday, July 1, 2013.
Being the first grandchild from his mother's side Shaun was regarded as something quite special; the love and devotion bestowed upon him by his grandparents was nearly tangible and wholly appreciated by Shaun his entire life. He will be missed by his maternal grandparents and embraced by his paternal grandparents.
It was immediately apparent that Shaun was somewhat a prodigy; at the wee age of about three, after repeated applications, by his mother, of a pink topical remedy for mosquito bites Shaun suffered yet another bite so he asked mom if he could have more "Cali-your" lotion. Shaun was intelligent and was constantly "berated" for it by his numerous friends from the neighborhood and Hunter High School.
Early in his second decade of life Shaun stumbled upon the games of the Scottish Highland. He spent a number of years participating in those games, as well as strong man contests, and increased his portfolio of friends manifold. Shaun always impressed me with his strength (as early as 13 he took me to the woodshed) and I'll always remember his ability to hold a 16 pound hammer by the end of the handle, extend his arm, lift the hammer and set the hammer head on his nose, without breaking it, his nose that is.
Shaun was big hearted and although he was quite popular he always looked out for the underdog. His ability to walk into a room of strangers and 10 minutes later have at least two new friends is testament to his keen sense of humor his wit and affable and gregarious nature. Listening to ruminations from his friends about the exploits from their formative years is at the same time enjoyable and somewhat frightening.
Ultimately Shaun's greatest passion was his daughter Brianna. I can't imagine anyone being more proud than he on the day of her birth. Fortunately Brianna and her dad were able to spend most of the day together on Sunday. That evening Brianna went home completely worn out but with a grin on her face stretching from ear to ear.
Shaun's legacy is the number of people he touched. I know he will be missed by his innumerable friends and extended family, he will be sorely missed by Brianna; Jennifer has lost her only sibling; his mother will forever have a void in her heart; and I will miss him terribly.
Shaun is survived by daughter Brianna and her mother Heather, parents Kent and Carma, sister Jennifer (Rocky) Jann, maternal grandparents Don and Beulah Broadhead, niece and nephew Lauren and Liam Jann, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday July 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hunter 15th Ward Chapel, 5000 West Pavant Ave., West Valley City, where friends may call from 10:00 AM - 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Redwood Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneral.com