Frank C. Shamy left his earthly home of 81 years on Sept. 11, 2013. Brain cancer took his life. He was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Salt Lake City to emigrant parents Charles K. and Delia in Salt Lake City. He was a South High School cheerleader and loved being in the spotlight. He had a love for dancing which started with his win of a Salt Lake City jitterbug contest at age 12 and a reputation as the top ballroom dancer during his high school years.
He married his first wife, Jerrolyn (Jeri) Estella Earl in 1952. They had six children and had much joy in raising five of them to adulthood and always grieved the loss of their baby daughter Teresa. Frank sent four sons on missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was very proud of all his children and their accomplishments and personal character.
He was an exceptional salesman. At age six he was selling corsages in front of the Rainbow Rendezvous (Terrace). It was said of him “he could sell ice to an Eskimo!” He was successful as a manufacturers’ rep for top textile companies. Frank was a people person. If you knew him you were special to him.
Frank married his second wife, Brenda K. Severin in 1988. They spent their summers in Bountiful and winters in Palm Springs, CA enjoying tennis, golf and card games.
He is loved by those who remain: wife, Brenda; children: David (Sharon), Debbie (Brad) Wilkinson, Kevin (Rhonda), Lyndon (Kim) and Darin (Rebecca); 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister, Lee Daniels; brothers, John and Joe and his first wife Jeri (Scott) Fisher. Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Teresa; sisters, Annie Shamy and Lillian Hasna; brother, Fred; grandson, Joshua Shamy and great-granddaughters, Grace and Hazel Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Stone Creek Ward Chapel, 1476 N. 300 West, Bountiful. Viewings will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and one hour before the funeral at the chapel. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Salt Lake City. Condolences at www.larkincares.com.