Hunter Shotwell
1991 - 2018
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James Hunter Shotwell (4/3/91 - 6/8/18)

On June 8, 2018, James Hunter Shotwell III, a Park City local since birth, lost his battle with depression. He was 27. He is survived by his mother, Andrea Parmelee Shotwell and father, James Hunter Shotwell II; his maternal grandparents, Sylvia and Harold Parmelee; his paternal grandparents, Jean and Hugh Halsell; a multitude of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; many adventurous and outdoor-loving friends; and his beloved girlfriend, Zoey Nelson.

Hunter had a zest for life, nature and adventure. He was an accomplished rock climber, skier, and fly fisherman. A patient teacher, he spent years as a fly fishing guide and worked in the ski industry. Hunter was extremely detailed and hardworking in all of his jobs. He was also passionate about base jumping, speed flying, and skydiving. He was a born naturalist, always connected to his environment, be it big or small. Hunter was an advocate for protecting hometown streams and Utah Open Lands. He started climbing at the age of 6, and established several climbing routes in Utah and Colorado. Above all else, Hunter was kind, gentle, and creative. His quiet passions included woodworking, fly tying, sewing sports gear, and gardening.

A service for Hunter will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 at Mountain Life Church in Park City. A celebration of his life will follow at the Shotwell family home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Utah Open Lands at (there will be a memorial fund set up in Hunter Shotwell's name), or to the JED Foundation to protect emotional health ( in Hunter Shotwell's name.

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Published in The Park Record from Jun. 13 to Jun. 20, 2018.