12/30/2009 – 08/11/2023
Our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend, Shaela Linda Boyer of Springville, Utah, passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2023, at the age of 13.
Shaela was born on December 30, 2009, in Payson, Utah. Shaela’s birth middle name was Sunshine and she brought precisely that to everything she touched. ShaeShae lived life large, always seeking the next adventure to conquer. She never backed down from a challenge on the soccer field, was willing to drop into the steepest skateboard bowl, and was a fierce competitor on the basketball court. She tried her hand at swimming, horseback riding, violin, peer tutoring, water polo, track and field, wrestling, and body surfing and found great joy in each new experience. Shae had a special gift with animals and cared for them with tenderness and skill. Shae was fearless, courageous and believed she was invincible.
ShaeShae was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved her Young Women Leaders. She cherished memories of time spent at girls’ camp and FSY as she had experiences that deepened her love of the Savior. She often mentioned that her favorite Young Women activities were the ones when they “went visiting” the seniors in the ward.
Shaela felt a special connection to her American Indian roots and was blessed to have her grandmother and aunt who loved her dearly and helped her learn how to celebrate her Washoe, Paiute and Yavapai ancestry. She was proud to represent the Nebo School District as the Jr. Native Princess for two years and attended PowWows and school assemblies as she shared with others the beauty of her cultural heritage.
Shae was a truly loyal friend, who loved others with unwavering commitment. Her friends knew her as fun-loving and spirited, tough and sweet. As a family, we knew her as spunky and sensitive, thoughtful and brave. Shae never gave up on anything or anyone. She was universally loved and will be deeply missed.
Shaela is survived by her parents, Robert and Kris (Kohler) Boyer, sister Ellie, brother Max, and her grandmothers Linda Kohler and Billie Calvin as well as many adored aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Springville West Stake Building at 998 West Center Street in Springville. A viewing will be held from 9:30 until 11:30 with funeral services at 12:00. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville.
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