Meadow, Utah – York Max Shields, 1953-2019, 65, passed away unexpectedly May 22, 2019, in Fillmore, Utah. He was born September 8, 1953, in Delta, Utah, to Curtis “Mac” Shields and Cherie Dean Hannifin. He married Christi Averett, who passed in 1995, leaving him with five young children. He later married the next love of his life, Sandi.
York was raised in Kanosh, Utah. He graduated from Millard High School and then the Police Academy. He served on the Utah Highway Patrol for 13 years.
York enjoyed rock and wood sculpting, landscaping and carpentry. He was a self-taught jack-of-all-trades and was constantly developing new skills throughout his life. He has been working on new projects at his home in Meadow, with his wife Sandi, and his children, for the last 23 years.
York was a gifted musician, who was continually exploring new instruments, and growing in his skills as a musician daily. York unquestionably loved every moment he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren, and shared his love of music with all of them.
York is survived by his wife, Sandi Shields; five children: Melody Ortiz (Esteban), Jessica Shields, Russell Shields (Lesli), Kory Shields (Beverly), and Brandon Shields (Chantyl). He has 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He has two brothers, Tim Tuttle (Ruth Ann) and Dean Shields (Kris), and four sisters, Sherie Kay Thueson (Greg), Lana Nielson, Mary Ann Steadman (Kevin) and Claudeen Sutherland. Preceded in death by his mothers, Cherie and Roena; father, Mac; wife, Christi; and two sisters, Norma and Karen.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Meadow Ward Chapel (110 E. Center St.) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Meadow Ward Chapel, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Meadow Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
He was the most kind, honest, hard-working man that we were blessed to know and love, and he will be deeply missed and will never be forgotten.