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York Max Shields
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.
Mom and I just heard of Yorks passing and want to add my thoughts and love to his family. My God bless you and keep the memories fresh in your mind. With all our love. This family always and always will hold a special place in our hearts.
Aaron Moore Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM
Sending our sincerest condolences and love to all of the Shields and especially York's family. You are all in our prayers. Your cousins Deb Bishop, Jean Bishop, Rick Bishop, and Judy Garvin
Deb Bishop Jun 3 2019 12:00 AM
We went to school with York and grew up in Kanosh, knowing him and his wonderful family. York was always very kind and caring of others. He will always be remembered as a kind and gentle soul.
There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.
May God bless the family with comfort and many loving memories of this special husband, father, brother and friend.
Sam and Karolyn Day Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM
I would have liked to be able to say these things in person, but unfortunately that is not possible. I knew York when he served with the Utah Highway Patrol in the Vernal Section. He was genuinely a kind and gentle person. I enjoyed his friendship and association more than I can say. There was never any animosity or drama with York, he was simply your friend. How I wish I had stayed in touch, I shall always regret that. Sandra, Dean, and other family members, my heart goes out to you. He was one of the best that God blessed our lives with. May God bless you all.
Stan Bench, (UHP Ret.) May 28 2019 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of York's passing. My prayers are with your family.
Star Cummings May 28 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the passing of such a great guy my sincere condolences to the family!
Gloria Steven's Veenendaal May 26 2019 12:00 AM
York was the best of us. Cannot believe that he is gone.
Lee West May 26 2019 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Yorks death. Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers for his family.
Jeanne Monroe Young, step-cousin
Jeanne Monroe Young May 25 2019 12:00 AM
Truly sorry to hear about York, our condolences to Sandra, his children and other family members, God Bless.
George and Judy Upchurch May 24 2019 12:00 AM
To say to know him was to love him is nowhere even close enough. Truly one of the kindest and most caring Person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There is so much about York to say yet I do not have the words to explain at all. I just spent two weeks with him on a job and I am so happy for that time. If I would have known that the last time I seen him and he hugged me goodbye that Would be the last time I would ever see him I would have helled on a little longer. There was no quit in York. He looked tired but refused to sit down while working with me. My dad and me will miss him so much every time I drive through on the highway I will think of York and wish that I could stop and say hello. It will definitely not be the same. We love you and we will miss you and someday we will see you again my friend. Monty Morrow
Monty Morrow May 24 2019 12:00 AM