Skyler Philip Shimmin, 30, beloved father, son and brother, died suddenly Friday, February 20, 2015 from aortic dissection.
Born in Provo, Utah on November 8, 1984, he is the second of three children, to David Funnon and Terri Jean Heino Shimmin.
Skyler attend school in Springville, Utah, graduating from Springville High School in 2003. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received his Eagle Scout Award in 2000.
He worked for HB Boys and managed several restaurants in Utah and Wyoming. He was instrumental in opening and managing the Costa Vida restaurant in Fillmore, Utah, culminating in 10 years of management experience. He recently began working for Great Lakes Cheese Plant in Fillmore as a warehouse manager. He made many friends and built lifelong relationships with his customers and employees, his Fillmore family. He loved cars, any electronic gadget, running and finding great running music. He participated in the last three St. George marathons, numerous half marathons and 5k's. He already began training for the 2015 marathon. He and his mom were running buddies.
How do we even begin to say good bye to Skyler ~ 30 years just wasn't nearly long enough. To those of you who had the privilege of knowing this sweet man, you were blessed by the happy, positive outlook he had on life. There wasn't a person he met that he didn't consider a friend. He taught us to never judge a person, just love them. Even when he was lonely, sad or hurting, he chose to make others feel loved. We are amazed at the impact he had on so many people. His mother watched as he encouraged two young runners at the St. George marathon and then honoring that same 9 year old boy when he and his father stopped into Costa Vida on their way home the next day. After Skyler finished congratulating him, the patrons started applauding his accomplishment and Skyler gave him his lunch ~ that boy will always remember Skyler, even if he never knew his name. The world needs more people like him. He was an awesome father to Max, who was his whole life, a wonderful son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. We love you and miss you.
To those of you that have asked what you can do to help, please, in honor of Skyler ~ hug your friends and family members, tell them how much you love them, make amends if they need to be made and love everyone ~ he would like that.
Survivors include his wife Amy of Orem, his son Max Shimmin, of Meadow, Utah; his parents; one brother and one sister; Chad (Carly) Shimmin; Jordan (Jason) Richins, both of Spanish Fork, four nieces and nephews, grandparents; Max and Jean Heino of Helper, Ann Shimmin, of Price and Donna Shimmin of American Fork. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Funnon Shimmin and an uncle, Philip Shimmin.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spring Creek 10th Ward chapel, 672 North 250 West, Springville, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at the church and on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to the Skyler Shimmin Memorial fund for his son Max. c/o Central Bank, 202 South Main Street, P.O Box 600, Springville, Utah 84663