Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shumway Family

Condolences for the family of Keith Shumway may be posted here or emailed to

Keith graduated in May from Southern Utah University with a bachelors degree in chemistry with a medical emphasis. He was in the process of applying to medical school with a dream of becoming a doctor and setting up a practice in a rural area.

On August 19, 2005 he married his eternal companion Lisa in the Salt Lake Temple. They welcomed Landon Austin into their family on May 12, 2008. He was a loving and caring husband and daddy and one of the greatest friends a person could have.

Lisa graduated from SUU in December 2005 with a bachelors degree in accounting and worked for Kohler and Eyre until Landon was born.

If desired, contributions can be made to the Keith Shumway Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank or at any Mountain America Credit Union.

Keith Shumway


Shelly said...

I can not even express in words how sad I am feeling for you all. I hope you can feel at peace and feel comforted. Love, Shelly Haslem

Christensen's said...

My family and I are sorry for your loss. Keith always wore a smile, and always brightened the room with his positive attitude. You are in our prays. For anyone who reads this, a memorial fund has been set up for his wife Lisa and son Landon. Help can be given at any Wells Fargo or Mountain American Credit Union. Ask for the Keith Sumway memorial or you can also call (800) 869-3557 for Wells Fargo.

Love Jed and Sarah Christensen

The King Family said...

To Lisa and the rest of the Shumway crew, my heart is absolutely broken for you. Keith was one of my all-time closest friends. He was very special to me and I loved him so much, as I know all of you did. All my thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the funeral or any other way I can be of service to you. Once again, may the Lord give you comfort through this.
Kristen (Child) King there's any way I can help.

Anonymous said...

Keith was alway happy and positive. He will be missed. We will be praying for you. For anyone who would like to help Keiths family, a memorial has been set up at Wells Fargo under Keith Sumway Memorial. You can donate at any Wells Fargo or call (800) 869-3557. Mountain American Credit Union will also have an account set up.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shumway family: his wife Lisa and infant son Landon, as well as his father and siblings.

Keith will be dearly missed. His bright smile features in nearly every memory I have of him.


Joyce said...

Dear Shumway Family,

Keith is a special spirit of our Father in Heaven and he will be watching over you, his family.
Our prayers are with you.

Dean & Joyce LeFevre

Anonymous said...

I know there isn't anything I can say to provide much comfort in this unfathomably difficult time, and there certainly isn't anything I can do to bring Keith back.

I received the awful news on Saturday morning by text message. I could not believe it. Then I saw the news and the pictures and descriptions. I've been struggling with this news all day long and want the Shumway family - especially Keith's wife - that I am mourning along with you.

I played basketball with Keith on Wednesday evening. It is shocking that living, breathing, full of life Keith was smiling and competing and playing basketball on Wednesday and now he's gone. The event (basketball) is so insignificant, and yet it was because of basketball that I met Keith, and over a period of about a year and a half, I became good friends with Keith. He and I spent a lot of time after each basketball night talking about the game, life, his wife and new baby, his church callings, and many other things.

I didn't realize how good a friend of mine he was, until now, because now I know how much I already miss him. I know the entire group of friends and ball players all liked Keith. We all observed that even on the basketball court he walked uprightly and lived his religion. Keith never did anything to be ashamed of and it was clear that he was faithful to God and to his family. Keith lived his life as an example to me that it is possible to be a good, humble, righteous, upright family man of God, and that's the way I'll remember Keith.

I will miss him. I will mourn him. And so will the rest of Keith's friends and family. But you have to know that Keith is smiling and cheering people up on the other side, and I think he would want all of us to hold out faithful, do the Lord's work, and to be happy.

My prayers are with all involved.

Tessa Marie said...

I've known Keith and his family for several years and I have always had such great respect for him. He's a funny, loving, wonderful guy and we're really going to miss him. Lisa, Landon and all the Shumways- we love you guys and we're keeping you all in our prayers. Love, Brian, Tessa and Sadie McNeel

Julie Smith said...

Keith is my brother-in-law. He married my baby sister. You couldn't have asked for a more special man. He adored my sister and absolutely loved his 3 mo. old son - more than words could ever come close to expressing. We are all aching very much and are so appreciative for the words of support, your prayers, those of you who have called the temple prayer roll and most importantly, for your love. We need all the help we can get right now, especially Lisa and the baby.

The Monroes said...

We were so shocked and sad to hear the horrible news. We are so sorry for your loss. Kyle and I went to school with Keith and I cannot ever remember a time he was not nice and smiling. May God bless you during this time, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kyle and Jamie Monroe

~Walker Family~ said...

I am very sorry to hear the news. A person could always count on Keith to brighten there day. May you have the comfort of the Lord in this time of hardship. You are in my thoughts and prays.

Love Kirby Watts Walker

Roy and Laura said...

Dear Lisa, We are so sorry for your loss. The entire Shumway family supported us when our son, Samuel, died earlier this year. We know that the coming weeks and months will be very difficult, and we pray that the Comforter will be with and carry you through. We hope you will find some peace in knowing that Keith is reunited with his mother and older brother. And you will be with him again too. We will keep you in our prayers. --- The McCluskey Family

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BrownFam said...

Dear Lisa,
We are so sorry for everything. We just wanted to express our love and concern and pray for you and your family at this difficult time and hope that the peace and comfort of the Savior will strengthen you and lift you up.
Coby & Stephani Brown

Allen Family said...

To Keith's family and friends, we are so sorry for your loss. Keith was an exceptional person and a dear friend. I had the privilege of knowing him during grade school and high school. He always had such a light about him -- always happy and helpful and kind and respectful. Truly, he was a Christlike person. I offer you our love and prayers. May you feel peace and comfort during this time.
Love, Jessica (Robison) and Andrew Allen

Sharon said...

I can't even tell you how terrribly sorry I am to hear about Keith. I grew up in Kanosh with the Shumways and what a wonderful family. Keith always had a smile and was very pleasant to be around. My heart aches for you all and your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon (Koyle) Taylor

Michelle Moll said...

Keith was my brother-in-law and was a wonderful husband to my sister. I had moved away to Arkansas to be with my family and didn't know Keith personally. In fact the first time I met him was the day he married my sister. But what I do know of Keith is he made my sister smile. He loved her and he loved Landon. He took care of them and they were his life. I know he will watch over his family from above. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They mean so much to our family now at this time.

I love you Lisa and Landon.

John, Michelle and Eddie Moll

Jude Sells said...

Keith Shumway was a truely remarkable person. The part of his life that he shared with me was one of kindness and service to his fellow men. He helped me believe in myself and showed me how to draw closer to my Savior. Keith and I shared some common struggles in life and have often confided in each other. Although not in this life, I know that the statement that I made the last time I saw him that "we will see each other later" is true. May the Lord bless his dear wife Lisa and is wonderful son Landon. My family and I will miss the trips to Mexico and Hawaii, the premed get-togethers, the dinners, the rounds of golf and the stops for food after, and other events but the things that will be most missed is the person who would come over to hold all the stuffed animals for my daughter with a smile and the worthy priesthood holder that would come over for a blessing whenever called. Thank you my friend.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Are prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Keith was a good kid when we first moved to Kanosh he would come down the street and play with my kids I enjoyed his company. Me and my husband got to visit with Keith on thurs the 21 of aug. he was so happy and excited about his Family and his new job. We will miss him very much.
Neuel & Tina Chlarson

Chantellebr said...

Lisa, Our hearts are just breaking for you. We are so very sorry. It's things like this that make me more and more grateful for a knowledge of the Plan of Salvation and for our Savior. You have always been such a strong person and I know that Heavenly Father has sent the Comforter to support you for as long as you need. Know that I love you too.
Chantelle & Pete Ray

Carrie said...

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Keith was such a kind, genuine, energetic person. I got to be good friends with him my junior year of high school when he was a senior. He was always so happy and kind and a friend to everyone! There were many times where he cheered me up and made my day so much better. He had such a strong testimony and was so strong when faced with adversity. My heart goes out to you, Lisa for your loss. I'm sure he was a great husband and amazing father. He will be so missed. I know that he and his dear mom will watch and take care of you from the other side.

May you feel peace and comfort and know of God's love,

Carrie Giles Warner

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa,
We are Lorin's parents inlaw, Janice's parents and have grown to love the Shumways very much. All those boy are kind of like our own. We express, to you, our love and condolences. Keith will be missed by all who knew him. I loved to see his smiling face whenever he came to visit Lorin at work. May the Lord watch over you and comfort you and your son as you go through this time of sorrow.
And my he comfort all Keith's family members as well as your's.
With all our love,
Wayne and Ginger Swensen

Drew and Jane Hyer and Family said...

Dear Families,
I was deeply saddened by your losses. As I sit by the computer reading about the accident, my 10 year old son, David said "We know how that feels". We, too, lost someone in an automobile accident in October of last year. My heart goes out to you and you are all in our prayers. I did not directly know any of your loved ones, but I know the niece and cousin of two of them. I can promise you that several things will happen. You will feel the Love and Comfort of Our Heavenly Father and Savior during this time period. They will not forsake you. Please cling to that fact and know that They and your loved ones are near. Families ARE forever and you will see them again and they are waiting for you on the other side. Your heart will break at times, but your hearts will also soar. Sweet memories will crowd your mind and you will be comforted. Your community and state are praying for you and this will also strengthen you when the times are tough. Asking why does not help much, but being still does. Know that you all are in many people's prayers and hearts and you are not alone. May Father's richest blessings be poured out upon you during this time and in the future while you carry on.
With love and understanding,

The Knight Family said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Keith and have always considered him to be such a great friend. Keith was such a genuine, down to earth guy. Always smiling and a great friend to everyone. He was always so positive and nice to those around him. He will be remembered as a great example to all of us. To Lisa- I'm so sorry. My heart really aches for you. I pray that you will find peace and comfort. We will all miss Keith so much.

Lacie Knight

The Christians said...

Shumway family,
I didn't know Keith, but I was very close with the others, and I know if he was associated with them he must have been top notch. Our prayers and thoughts are with your families, that the Lord may carry and comfort you at this time.

The Carter Family: said...

To: Lisa

I just want to tell you how sorry I was when I heard the news about your husband!! I only knew him a little from when I worked with you, but I know he made you very happy!! I hope that you can always remember that he will be watching over you and you will be together again!


Natalie said...

Thank you so much to all of you who have left such fond and beautiful memories of Keith. I'm sure he holds many fond memories of you as well. He is greatly missed by our family, but we know that Heavenly Father has called him home for a purpose. The Memorial Fund has not been set up at Mountain America yet, but we hope to have that taken care of in the next day or so. I know his wife Lisa and 3 mo. old son Landon will be appreciative to all donations on Keith's behalf. Thanks again for all your thoughts, concerns, and prayers. We can feel of the love everyone has for our dear Keith. From the Shumway family- Our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who are suffering from this tragic loss. It seems that this plane was full of 10 amazing self-less people. We will forever be tied by this event and want you to know that we are thinking of you.

Natalie Shumway

Joanna said...

This is Keith's sister, Joanna. I just want to thank ALL of you for your kind words and thoughts. It is such a blessing to us to have so many praying in our behalf. We understand how devastating it is to all of the families. We pray for them as well! So many are suffering. We are truly grateful for the knowledge we have of eternal families!!! It is a joy to read the memories you have of Keith. We always believed he was great and your thoughts help to confirm that. THANKS- each and every one of you!

The Beaumonts said...

This is Julie, also Keith's sister. I too want to thank everyone. It really does mean alot to us. I love hearing about Keith. Thank you for all the prayers. I'm glad that Keith was working with such good people. He enjoyed working there. We will pray for them too.
Julie Beaumont

Nate and Jilleen said...

There are so many sweet comments about Keith and so many kind, comforting words. We don't have much to add other than we are heartbroken and you ALL are in our prayers.
Love, Nate and Jilleen Bishop

Jessica McAllister said...

I have gone to SUU with Keith the past few years and we lived below them for about 6 months. Keith was a great man. He was always so willing to serve and lend a helping hand. Keith and I would often study together and he was always a very fun person to be around and always had intelligent comments. Keith had a personality that was extremely warm and always brought out the very best in those around him. His loss will be felt by SUU and the entire community. Our heart and prayers go out to his wonderful family. ~Derek and Jessica McAllister

Dorie said...

Hi Lisa, it's Dorie. Julie called yesterday with the news. It seems like it was just a couple of weeks ago that she and Eric were telling us of your new (& big!) arrival. We were in awe of your ability to deliver such a big bundle of joy. I have been looking forward to meeting Landon and just missed you on Malina's birthday. Now we are devastated to hear that Landon will grow up without his father. All of the Smith family is thinking of you at this time. You have our love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to write a short memory of Keith. I hade the divine priviledge of getting to know Keith briefy while attending SUU. Keith and I went to Mexico together on a medical service trip. Keith surrounded everyone with such a great presence and would have made such an outstanding physician. I could tell he was a tremendously selfless person, and I am greatly honored to have known him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family, wife and young son, Landon. The Shumway family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
With great respect,
BJ Baldwin

Trisha (White) Makoni said...

to the shumway family and keiths wife and child, I am so sorry for your loss I went to school with Keith and got to know him very well in our biology class. Keith had a way of just making your day better when he would walk pass with that big smile of his. I can't think of one time Keith ever walked passed and did not say hi how are you? He was a angel on earth and is now a true ANGEL in heaven who can really reach and help all the people he wants and needs to. I know our heavenly father has a very special plan for him up there. I am so so sorry for your loss and you are truly in my prayers

Anonymous said...

We want to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts are broken. We love the Shumway's and have benefited from their selfless ways. They are a family who love to serve others. We will pray for you always.
Tony and Marci Harward

Charla said...

Dear Cousins~
I remember coming up from St. George with my roommate to visit your family while I was in college. I thought Keith was just the cutest! I remember asking his name, and because he couldn't really say his "th" sound yet, it came out as Keef, so that's what I called him: "Keef" and he would just giggle like crazy when I did. I hope you will all feel our prayers and that you know we love you -
Charla Shumway Crossman
(One of Owen's twins)

Shelly & Danny said...

To Lisa and the Shumway family,

My heart is so heavy to hear of your lost tonight. Keith is a terrific son of our father in heaven and a true servant. Lisa, I know you will be with him again. I've been blessed to have met Keith and am so happy that you moved to old southgate 2 and got to know both of you in our time in Cedar.

Our prayers and thoughts will be with you.

Danny & Shelly Morris

Melissa said...

Dear Shumways,
We want you to know how much we love and admire Keith. He has always been a great friend. We spent lots of time together in Kanosh playing softball at the park, going on scout camps and just having some good visits. If there is one thing I remember about Keith it is that he gave 100% at whatever he did. He did some amazing things! Lisa...know that you and Landon are in our thoughts and our prayers. Love
Cliff and Melissa Whatcott

Anonymous said...

To Keith's loved ones, Words cannot express the ache I feel for you all. Although I may not have known Keith as well as some and the hurt I feel, I will continue to pray for all of those affected by this tradgedy. It is that Smile that almost everyone has talked about that you think of when you think of Keith and I hope that you will all begin to smile again soon. Landon how lucky you are to HAVE such a wonderful daddy!

Anonymous said...

To Keith's loved ones, Words cannot express the ache I feel for you all. Although I may not have known Keith as well as some and the hurt I feel, I will continue to pray for all of those affected by this tradgedy. It is that Smile that almost everyone has talked about that you think of when you think of Keith and I hope that you will all begin to smile again soon. Landon how lucky you are to HAVE such a wonderful daddy!
our love and prayers go out to all of you
Jana & Brant Brown

Anonymous said...

Keith was an amazing person who always had the best attitude and outlook on life. I don't really have a memory of seeing him without a big smile on his face and a friendly hello for a greeting. Growing up with him was a great experience and one that will be a fond memory for me. My prayers are with his family, and his wife and baby boy. I know that he will always be watching out over them and loving them. It has been a pleasure knowing Keith Shumway!!
Katie Johnson Oldroyd

The Cavalieri Family said...

To Keith's sister Natalie,
I didn't know how else to get a hold of you. I am glad to have found this place. When your mom passed away, I really wanted to send you a card and tell you how sorry I was. I felt bad that I never did, and wanted to make sure that you knew I was thinking of you as your family goes through this heartbreak. I am so sorry to hear about Keith. My family will be sure to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Love, Nicole Robins Cavalieri

Anonymous said...

Dear Cousin Lisa,
I was so shocked and heartbroken when my mom called with the news. I am aching for you and Landon. I want you to know how much we love you and want to help in any way we can. The warmth of Christ carrying you across the sands is such an amazing feeling and I know with all my heart He is carrying you now. Love always, Denise and family

Pauline said...

My prayers and thoughts are with his wife, child and family. I can only imagine what you are going through. I am sadden to hear that his life was cut short. I hope that you will be able to find peace and know that you are not alone. Love Pauline Burgess

Anonymous said...

The world will always miss one with an easy smile and positive attitude. I am so sorry for your loss!

Anonymous said...


I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was probably one of the people that I was most close with in high school. We did everything in school together. Cross Country, Band, Sterling Scholars, track, indoor track, playing basketball after track, seminary council, popsicle runs, etc. We were the distance studs! One thing I always admired about Keith was his fierce intensity. He was passionate about everthing that he did. Probably one of my most favorite memories of Keith was that of him running in the 4x400 meter relay that took 1st at the state meet. He was so excited and happy. It was a great day for him. I had many great days with Keith! When I felt like I didn't have a friend in the world Keith was always there. I know that he loves you and Landon very much. You are in my prayers. I will always miss my best friend. Keith, I can't wait to see you again!

Chad Bailey

Sally Wright said...

I am a college friend of Neil's. We were in Acclamation together. I was always so impressed with the Shumway family...all of you! I remember Keith as a very young man. I don't think he was even in High School yet. I know that with such a great family he surely must be an amazing guy...especially if he is anything like Neil. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time. I pray that your faith in the Savior will cause your hearts to heal and your memories to flourish.
-Sally (Cooper) Wright

Stephanie said...

We are so sorry for your tragic loss. There are no words to explain the sadness we feel for you. I went to high school with Keith, and I have such great memories of him always smiling. He was so kind to everyone, and he truly was a genuine and sincere person. Our prayers are with you at this most difficult of all times.
Stephanie Monsen Holladay

Bryan and Christy Clark said...

Our heart is aching for you and your son. Keith was loved by so many, including us. I am so grateful for the temple so we can be sealed to our loved ones for eternity. We love you and are praying for you.

Bryan and Christy Clark

Steph said...

My heartfelt condolences for the family. I do not know the Shumway family directly but I am friends with Julie and Michelle, the sisters in law. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie Johnson
Midvale, Utah

Kevin said...

I was truly sorry to hear about Keith. I went to high school and lived in Kanosh with him. I wasn't as close to him as some of the other people that have left comments but I do remember his red hair and ever present smile. He was a great example to me even though he probably never knew it. My heart goes out to Lisa, his wife, and new son, even though I don't know you, his family, and all the others that have lost loved ones in this tragedy. They are all in my prayers! May we all see each other again someday and may this parting be for a little while.

Love, Ann (Whitaker) Stuart

Ashlee said...

Lisa and family,
You are all in our prayers. We love you very much and are here for you when you are ready for us. I would love you help with Landon any time just call. I enjoyed every minute we were able to be around you and Keith. I know Bret love watching the games with him. He will be missed, but I know he will be here watching over you and Landon.
We love you!
Ashlee, Bret and Jace Nelson

JaNae said...

Shumway Family,
We want you to know you are in our thoughts. Like many others have said, Keith was always a beacon of light who seemed to brighten any place he went. Many of my growing up memories include Keith: driving back and forth from school dances, track practice, night games during the summer - he was always bright and cheerful. Our prayers are with you.
Brady and JaNae (Christensen) Anderson

Jamie, Mark, and Xander said...

Lisa & Shumway Family,
Words can not express what a wonderful person you have lost. I was very close friends with Keith during high school and after. We ran track together, studied and played hard together. When I think of him, I think of his big smile, warm heart, red hair, but mostly his loving spirit. He was always there when you needed him and always someone you could trust and rely on. He would always say he would not live long, not wanting to believe him, I would tell him he was wrong. Keith knew early in life that he would not live a long life. He was a man with passion and fight. If he set his mind to it he would accomplish it. Knowing this I know how Keith lived his life and know he is happy he is right now. He will be taken care of. We will miss Keith deeply. Jamie Watson Schnegelberger

Cami said...

To Lisa, Landon, and the Shumway Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that there is not much that I might be able to say that will give you comfort but I want you to know that I admired Keith and all that he stood for. He was such a great man, and truly was my best friend. I will miss him greatly. He was always there for me and was always supportative. He gave a 100% at everything he did and was always looking for ways to help others. I will never forget his smile.
Lisa, I know that Keith adored you, and he is looking out for you and Landon. I remember him calling me to tell me he was going to ask you to marry him. There was such joy and excitment and love in his voice. He was so happy that he could barley contain it. I know that he truly found his soulmate. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.

Cami (Christensen) Klein

Christine said...

I am friends and work with Julie Smith. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

Christine Peterson

Melissa T. said...

I am a good friend of Michelle Moll, sister of Lisa, Keith's wife. I want to express my deepest sympathy at this time. I pray that the good Lord will bring peace and comfort to you through all of this. God bless you and all the families.

Brenda said...

I was so shocked and sad to hear of Keith's passing. I went to grade school and high school with Keith. He was always so positive and never had a bad word to say about anyone. My thought and prayers are with you.
Brenda Ellison Neuberger

Jeff Goulding said...

I feel a little buried in these many comments but I would like to express my deepest sympathies at this time to Keith's family and his wife and child. I only knew Keith from playing pick-up basketball with him. We will all miss his energetic attitude on the court and we will forever be missing a part of our regular group of ball-players. Thanx for the memories.
Jeff Goulding

Anonymous said...

To the Shumway Family,

You probably don't know me, but I am deeply saddened by the your loss of Keith. He was a friend with whom I was well acquainted. I first met him at Boy's State in 1999 and learned him to be a devoted person who was courageous enough to lead and humble enough to follow. We crossed paths in after our missions in Cedar City. We played basketball a couple of times. If I remember correctly, he worked at Stock building supply. We went to many single adult activities when Keith was present and we would always greet each other. I pray that Keith's wife will be strong and blessed with the comforting Spirit of the Lord during this difficult time. We love you and are praying for you. We will be in attendance at the Memorial tonight.

Your Friends,

Mark and Carrie Miller Family
(Mountain Lighting)

RSL said...

Keith was always kind and nice to everyone. He was never mad, and he was always making you laugh. He had a great testimony and loved the gospel. I have many fun memories of playing night games and baseball in Kansoh with him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shumway family at this time.

Suzette (Koyle) and Rich Lopez

Anonymous said...

Bro. Shumway was in my bishopric in the 3rd ward. I also saw him studying hard daily in the ELC where we would enjoy throwing small pieces of paper at each other. He was always good for a laugh and was a great guy to talk to. He was such a great guy and it must have been his time to go, but he will always be remembered.

casey said...

not sure wat to say,i new keith a little bit.he was a good person,went camping with him once,me and my wife was sitting by the camp fire.and i look up for some resone, and saw something glowing on the rocks.well i ask my wife if she seen it she said no,the fire was in her way.then next thing i new it jumped off the rocks, and joking i said i got a gun i got a gun, and here came keith running toward me dont shoot its me keith.ill never for get that he had on a jason mask, it looked so real and ill always remember that much as i new him i will miss him. it was to soon for him to go wish he could of went camping with us more often,so ill never forget that nite and ill always remember him.

The Mabb's said...

Lisa, Landon, and family,

We love you all and are totally here for anything that you need! Please let us know what we can do to help. We love you! You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Kristin (Nelson) Mabb & Family

I am so sorry

gma said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
With Love Always
Cheryl Ware

The Ulrich Family said...

Dear Shumway Family,
I am so sorry that you have gone through such a tragedy. I too, went to high school with Keith. I ran track with him, and boy do I have some fun memories of him. He was such a fantastic friend. My friends and I pulled some crazy tricks on him during track trips. I can't remember the whole story, but I think he put a BIRD in our hotel room!!! He was and is a stellar individual, and I know he loves you and is watching over you. We will be praying for you.
Thanks for the good times buddy.
Brooke (Tuttle) Ulrich

steele iverson said...

keith is my moms sisters son. so my cousin. looking back at the times i used to share with keith he was 8 years older but he still took me under his wing when i was just a kid he was always the one to let me come play and just walk with me to the kanosh park and play some ball im really going to miss him he was true to what he belived in through out his entire life when he came home from his mission he had such a glow about him!! he always had that smile! there are so many lucky people in this world just because they knew him and so many unlucky that didnt someday we will all have the chance to share jokes with him again

lisa i never really had the chance to get to know you but you know my heart goes out to you and landon will always be in my prayers

Anonymous said...

I am very blessed to be Keith's cousin and to have so many good memories of him and our wonderful family. We have a great heritage, and Keith certainly did his part in upholding and continuing it. I was able to get to know him better when he spent time with my younger brothers. Even though I am quite a bit older than him, he taught me so much from his cheerful personality, example, and humble attitude. It was always fun to be around him. The song 'A Window to His Love' comes to mind when I think of Keith. He emulated love and shared truth wherever he went. Even though I didn't get to see him often, I will miss him. I will cherish the good times and smile to myself when I think of him. I have faith that we will be together again as families forever. I know Keith would not have agreed to a shortened life before he came here unless he had the assurance that Lisa, Landon and the rest of his family would be strengthened, cared for and watched over in his absence. Heavenly Father will bless and comfort you. Tyler and I both send our love, prayers, and sympathy. Keep in touch. Danene

sammy iverson said...

Keith is my oldest sister's baby boy!
It occurred to me, that every mental image I have of Keith, has that beautiful "Keith" smile. As I have read all of the wonderful comments, I realized that everyone noticed it. It seems to me that the Good Lord gathered ten amazing people together in one place to call them all home. All I can say, is that I KNOW HE is in charge, and always way ahead of us, and one fine day, we will also understand however; for now, that will have to be an area to exercise faith. Lisa, I know there is only two reasons why Keith would ever want to turn down the Lord's call, and that would only be to remain here with you and Landon. I'm sure, Keith will keep a watchful eye on you both anyway! Please know you have a HUGE family ALWAYS here for you and Landon, and we love you! Please keep close to us. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Family, Our hearts are sad that Keith is no longer with us here on earth but we know that the Lord will buoy us up as we accept His will. We loved having Keith stay with us, after his mission, here in Alaska. We will miss his strong spirit, work ethic, sense of humor and kindness. I am sure the guys will share work, fishing and other stories if you ask. Our love and prayers are with you.
Carl, Debby and Rick

Anonymous said...

I am from SC and I wanted you to know that this tragedy has reached across the US. I am so sorry for your loss, and I pray that God will give you the peace and the strength you need to get through this awful time.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I have thought of you so much these past few days. We have lost touch since my freshman year of college when you were roommates with Monica, but I want you to know how much I love you and am praying for you. Keith was the Elders Quorum President of my first college ward and was an impressive leader. I think he was loved by all the girls in Manzanita B that year because he helped us out so much and always with a smile. He had a lot to deal with, but he rose to the challenge.
You are in my prayers!
Love, Traci (Marsh) Martinez

Ben Beckstead said...


Having known Keith in High School and as your husband I too can attest to the great person he has always been, and will continue to be. Being able to work with you the past few years I've seen the love and care that defined your marriage and how you both put your faith in Christ; attributes for which I have tremendous respect and that I know will help provide comfort and healing.

Please know you and Landon are in my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of all of us here at the office we are ready to help with anything you need.


Ben Beckstead

Anonymous said...

To Lisa, Landon, and the Shumway Family:
I am saddened to hear the news about Keith. I was one of Lisa's roommates during college. I was able to see Keith and Lisa's relationship from the beginning. You could tell that they were truly meant to be. He was such a great guy to her and I could see how happy he made her. The world will not be the same without him. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this troubling time. I know he will be watching over his family and they will all be together again someday. Lisa: I am so terribly sorry. Love, Camille Dumas

Marcae said...

To Natalie & The Shumway Family...
My heart just broke when I received the news about Keith. Although I didn't know him that well, I know what a sad loss this is. Please know that we are thinking and praying for your family at this very difficult time. I hope you are able to feel the love and comfort of our Heavenly Father.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I, like perhaps many, am finding it very hard to sleep at night because of the events that have transpired. It's one of those things you just hope will somehow reverse itself, and yet, the difficulty remains. This tragedy has proven to be a spider web; it has affected so many people. I had no idea it would affect me this much but such is the tribute to Keith. I only knew him for a year or so, but it took even less time than that for Keith's friendship, laugh, competitive nature, and smile to work its way in. Like all have attributed, Keith's smile and personality could permeate anything or anyone, and now we see the proof.

I'd like to offer a few more memories about Keith in addition to what I already posted earlier, as many comments about how Keith performed as an athlete have jogged more memories.

Among my group, Keith was known as "The Keithdozer." He earned this nickname himself by the way he maneuvered his stout, guard-like frame around on the basketball court. You see, when Keith would set a fair pick on you without your knowledge and without your teammates bringing it to your attention, you would find yourself colliding with what felt like the blade of a bulldozer. And when Keith drove hard down the lane towards the hoop, all he needed to do was get his inside shoulder around his defender and it would normally result in a bucket; there was no stopping Keith once he was in front of you on his way to the basket. I rarely saw Keith prone on the court because he usually always won the physics battle. He had the type of frame that he was able to be a very durable and reliable athlete. Thus, the name Keithdozer was born. It was assigned to Keith by us, who wore it with the same smile everyone is now so aware of.

I have many fond memories of the way Keith played on the court. I had opportunities to work with him as a teammate and also as a defender. In fact, due to our similar heights, we were often assigned to guard each other. Keith never let me score easily and always regretted it when I did, just as I always regretted it when he scored against me.

Keith had his favorite moves on offense. He liked to pick a spot on the low post, get the ball, fake the defender one way and turn and shoot the turnaround-jumper the other way. It was amazing how he would work this play against taller defenders and manage to score, even when we knew what was coming. Keith also liked to pass the ball to the wing and then kick in the "relay sprinter" speed on his way to the hoop. He is one of the few players that realized the value of the give-and-go play and he worked it often for lay-ups. Keith was also aware of how to run the pick-and-roll and he always tried to work that play in; if you came up to pick his man, he would always reward you by looking for the pick and roll.

It was also always laborious to chase Keith up and down the floor. Once Keith got a step on you it was pretty much a hopeless cause to chase him down to defend the play. Thus he spent a lot of time getting easy lay-ups by beating people like me down the floor. The last time he played with us, he scored several lay-ups in a row and nearly won the game by himself.

And who can forget the jib-jabs that he would give and take on the court? Keith had one player's number, and that same player had Keith's number, so when the game got boring, Keith and this other player would start jabbing each other and making friendly comments back and forth, which would inevitably always lead to a 1-on-1 battle between the two. Keith should have been overmatched but he always stepped up his game, shooting percentage, and scoring during these battles. Half the time the rest of us were laughing and half the time we were amazed at the plays going back and forth in front of us. Anyone who trash talked or who half-jabbed at Keith here or there could expect that he would let you have it with a barrage of mid range jumpers, quick lay-ups, or 3-point set shots. He was neither tall nor short, and yet he, through his will to compete - as others have mentioned - was a successful basketball player.

I get to keep in my mind all of the plays he and I connected on as teammates throughout our many games on the court. I always appreciate players who try to make plays on the court, and who try to think as much as they play. Keith was one of those guys. He knew a good play from a bad play. If he made a mistake, he would motivate himself to nullify it by playing harder and smarter on the next play. I have many memories of just "feeling" out some plays with Keith which resulted in points and mutual success. The last connection we made on the court was when I had the ball at the top of the key and he was just a bit out from the low post. At the same instant, he and I realized that his defender turned his head for a split second. I was already zipping the ball to where I knew Keith would be. He intercepted the back-door bounce pass in perfect time and scored his easy, "dump over the front of the rim-style" lay-up. A simple high-five later and we were already thinking about the next play.....

Keith would repeat his efforts each time - time and time again - on the court until he didn't have any more energy in his frame to give. When Keith was done, you knew it, because he didn't have anything left to give. Truly, in basketball, he left it all out on the court.

A keen observer will learn a lot about a man from sports. This was who I discovered Keith to be. Because of the way he was on the court (where I knew him), I was able to know what kind of person he was off the court (where you all knew him). After reading this blog and thinking about Keith's life, he truly did leave it all on the court. And he left everything on the court of life as well. His best plays on the court of life were that he unequivocally and unconditionally loved the Lord, the Church, his wife, his new baby, his friends, and his family. Keith left no question as to what kind of man he was. What a blessing it is to have known this man. What a blessing it is to hear everyone discuss his life.

One wise man once told me to "always live your life in such a way that your integrity will never be questioned." I believe Keith somehow knew this same wise man and followed that counsel throughout his life. The hard thing is that you are all physically without him, but the blessing is that you are all left with no doubts. I have no doubt that Keith's mortal life and immortal life are one and the same. He is now in the Lord's med school, where there is always a passing grade, and where he is learning to heal souls without the use of the knife or the pill. And in those brief moments of free time, I imagine he is still throwing paper balls at someone to get them to smile; and talking with other athletes about Utah Jazz basketball. And who can have any doubt that, like many others, he isn't anxiously waiting for that blessed reunion with his friends and family? I'm sure Keith has peace. We'll have it also, in time. May this blog and may each passing day transform what happened from terrible tragedy to a celebration of this man's life.

I am going to miss him. And I know a whole bunch of other players who will miss him as well. We have retired his jersey but it will always hang in the rafters of our minds.

Thanks for the good example, Keith. Well done buddy.

brent & meg talbot said...

Dear Lisa,
We feel so lucky to have gotten to know you and Keith when we were in your ward. We're so sorry for this loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Brent and Meg Talbot

Stacy said...

Dear Lisa & Shumway Family,
We just want you to know how much we are thinking of all of you! Whenever we saw Keith he was always smiling! We feel honored to have been able to rub shoulders and know Keith. Let his fun loving, hard working, Christlike personality be an example to all of us! We have many fond memories of the Shumway family and growing up together in Kanosh. We love you all and you are all such great examples to us. Your faith and love for the gospel will help you through yet another loss of a cherished family member. You all are in our thoughts and our prayers!

Kyle & Stacy Stott

Joanna said...

Since there was no name on the post above about Keith's skills on the basketball court, I cannot thank you personally. I do however want to say that you did an awesome job! I loved the whole thing and how you tied it in with gospel. Thank you SOOOO much!
Joanna, Keith's sister

The Beaumonts said...

Joanna is so right. That tribute to Keith was perfect. Very thought out and well put together. All these comments really touch my heart. Thanks again to everyone, Julie (Keith's sister)

Anonymous said...

To the Shumway Family,
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of you husband and father. Keith was a great person, a great student, and an even greater friend. I enjoyed playing basketball with him, hearing his views on who the Utah Jazz should trade and what they need to work on to get to the Finals. Hearing the stories he told about his son demonstrated to me the love and pride he had for his family. Yes he will be missed on the court, but we always have our memories to remember the good time. Much love to you in this time of hardship. May God comfort you and all of us.

Anonymous said...

This loss has hit my husband, Abe, and I hard. We have only known Keith for the last year or so while we have been in the ward with him, but much less time than that is sufficient to have grown to love him. That famous, wonderful smile of his features in every memory that I have of him. When I think how full of life and joy he was, it seems almost impossible that his life has moved on to another place where we cannot reach it.

Abe knew Keith better than I did, as they worked together as leaders for the 11-year-old scouts in our ward. They were supposed to take the boys on a hike Saturday morning, the morning after the accident. Because of this we were notified early Saturday morning, and have been thinking of little else and grieving ever since.

Abe was also one of the Shumway's home teachers for a short time. I remember that he visited soon after Landon was born. After he came home I asked how everybody there was, and I remember how warmly he told me about how happy Keith and Lisa were to have their baby, and to have time to spend together and with him.

Keith was at my house just three days before the accident. He and Abe had been doing scouts, and Abe brought them back here briefly so that he could find something they needed. The kids and I had just barely found the first ripe tomatoes in our garden, and Keith stood there in my dining room smiling as I told him about how our first garden was doing. He told me about the garden his family had growing up, and how he remembered always weeding and especially, picking many tomatoes. Even though he recalled how hard the work was, you could tell the memory was fond, and he said that he looked forward to a time when he lived someplace where he and his own family could have a garden.

I also remember listening to him in the next room as he talked to and encouraged the scout that was with them, and showed enthusiasm as my two kids asked for attention and showed off their favorite toys. It's so hard to believe that he was just here, and now he is gone.

Lisa, I think about and pray for you and Landon constantly. May the Lord carry you through this time, and may the realization of His wonderful love be enough to sustain you through this and other hard times to come. Know that we loved Keith, we love you and Landon, and that we would do anything for you.

With love and prayers,
Abe and Tia Fawson

whiting said...

Keith was a great person from a great family. As a husband, father, son, and brother he will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers. As the days pass and life goes on remember the good times you had with him.

Sheri (Koyle) Whiting

Roy and Laura said...

From "The Birth We Call Death" by Paul H. Dunn and Richard M. Eyre:

In a beautiful blue lagoon on a clear day, a fine sailing-ship spreads its brilliant white canvas in a fresh morning breeze and sails out to the open sea. We watch her glide away magnificently through the deep blue and gradually see her grow smaller and smaller as she nears the horizon. Finally, where the sea and sky meet, she slips silently from sight; and someone near me says, "There, she is gone!"

Gone where? Gone from sight---that is all. She is still as large in mast and hull and sail, still just as able to bear her load. And we can be sure that, just as we say, "There, she is gone!" another says, "There she comes!"

Tessa Marie said...

I was just thinking about a memory of Keith that really makes me smile. We were over at Kim and Neil's house one night, and I can't remember what, but Neil was frustrated with something so he was being kind of grouchy. Then Keith comes over, and it was obvious Neil wasn't happy, but he just comes in, smiling that big smile of his and starts joking around and teasing Neil and pretty soon Neil was all happy and goofing around too. Keith was just infectious :)

theblakefam said...

Keith was a fantastic person and influenced a lot of people for the better. "Because I knew him I have been changed for good." Our prayers are with the family at this time. Remember that he will always be with you!

satomblablabla said...


My name is Jessica. I am a friend of Cami's (one of Keith's best friends). I did not know Keith personally, but I do believe I remember meeting Keith when Cami and I first met and were roommates. I remember his sweetness and soft spoken personality. He was a very good friend to Cami and I just wanted to say that even a person who knew almost nothing about him remembers his kind example!

Anonymous said...

Lisa and Landon-
I am so sorry. May the Lord be with you at this impossible time in your life. Keith and Austin were such good friend and roommates in college. I got to know him well before Austin and I were married, he is a great man. We will always remember him for what a strong priesthood holder he was and for how much he loved both you and little landon. I still remember when he called Austin asking if it was ok to use his name for Landon. . .what a great honor it is for us! The Lord loves you, just remember that. Look at all of the people here to help you through this hard time. We love you and pray for you and Landon every day. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. I am so sorry.
-Heather and Austin Beardall

Trevor said...

Lisa and Family,
I was also privileged to know Keith as a study companion, a teamate, and a friend. It seemed like he was always there after a difficult o-chem test to help me keep it in perspective. He IS an amazing man and we will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Trevor and Jill Page

Ken Tuttle Family said...

We, too, have sweet memories of Keith. Several of our kids enjoyed Keith on the track team. I especially remember the "bird" incident with Brooke! Philip also enjoyed Keith's company as they compared elk sheds and talked of hunting adventures. We have a favorite poem that helps us through our challenges. It goes like this:
My life is but a weaving
Between the Lord and me.
I cannot choose the colors.
He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I, the underside.
The dark threads are as needful,
In the weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
Not 'til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will also always remember Keith's smile and example.
Love, Ken and Lori Tuttle

Anonymous said...

There are no words that can truly make you feel better at this time I didn't know Keith personally but I know the hurt you are feeling. I lost my husband a few years ago and have a little boy and I know that life does go on, even when you don't want it to the clock keeps on ticking, but I do know that the Lord is with all of you. He knows your pain and he will comfort you and he will give you peace. I am so sorry that you have to go through such a tramatic thing in your life, but if it is of any comfort to you, Life will get better I know it will! Just keep living everyday for your son and you will be okay. How grateful I am for greater knowledge and to have a Savior that is there to comfort us in our darkest hours. May you feel his love. And even though I don't know you personally please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kelly said...

I have been trying to think of the first time I met Keith. I think it was about five years ago when he came camping with me and some friends. Keith was a friendly and warm guy and shortly after meeting him you felt like you had known him for life. He was so fun to be around. I'm one of the guys that played basketball with Keith. We would get in little trash talking one on one battles, as an earlier poster had mentioned. It didn't matter how he had been shooting the rest of the night, once we starting gaurding each other he wouldn't miss a shot. It was fun to rib on each other a little and watch Keith just smile and laugh as he made some incredible shots. As good as Keith could be on the court during those times, he was an even a better person. He was always a great example and friend. I will really miss Keith but will also appreciate the chance I had to know him. Remembering Keith has made me want to be a better person. Someone a little more like Keith. My Prayers are with his family.

Anonymous said...

I was shocked when I heard the news. I worked with Keith and for his brother Neil. My heart goes out to Lisa and their little boy. Keith was a great person and I will keep the Shumway family in my prayers.

Aubrie Sims

Callie said...

Keith has a special place in my heart. He was a wonderful friend and example. I have many great high school memories of him. I count it a blessing that I had the privilege and opportunity of knowing and associating with Keith. I know he is not far from us. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

The Burns said...

We didn't know your family or Keith, but somehow when I read this tragic news, I felt that we should give you a word of support, encouragement and hope if that is even possible right now. Lisa and little Landon, please know how many caring thoughts are with you. We wish you all the best.
The Burns

Kim said...


I didn't know Keith well, but in the time that I have gotten to know you, I have gotten to know Keith through you. As many have said, the first thing that strikes you about Keith is his smile. Always there, always genuine.

I know it may not feel it now, but you are strong. You are one of the strongest women I an honored to know. I have seen that strength in the choices that you have made for your family and for yourself.

Although I don't profess to have strong religious beliefs, I know this...God knows you have the strength to get through this, for yourself and most especially Landon. He would not put this upon you if He didn't think you were able.

Keith's time here was way to short, but from what I have read and what I have learned from you, his life was full. If only we would all make our lives so full of love and life...what a wonderful world we might have.

I feel that maybe Keith did what he was here to do and was time to go Home. He married the love of his life, helped to create his legacy in Landon with you and touched the lives of others with his love and compassion. Maybe this tragedy will lead to greater things...for all we know Landon may choose to follow in his father's footsteps and lead a full and loving life that touches so many or even find the cure for Cancer.

Just know that while you may not have family by way of blood or name here in Cedar City, but you do have family of the heart.

You are in my heart and in my prayers.

Neil and Kimberly said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and memories of Keith. He has touched so many lives. These posts have brought so many tears to our eyes as we read through them and relate to them as a family.
Keith leaving us so quickly has been difficult to comprehend, but we have been comforted by your thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of love has been incredible!

Neil, Kimberly, and Family

Beth said...

We are so sorry for your loss! Keith helped us in the clinic on that tragic Friday. We appreciated his assistance, and his professionalism. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Sincerely yours

The Thomas Family

Rita and RHS said...

Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers. Keith was in our Rural Health Scholars program at SUU and I am truly priveledged to have known him. His love for rural health was well-known and his personality was so well-suited for this. He was always smiling and I hope you find comfort in knowing that you were his priority!
Our deepest condolences,
Rita and RHS

Anonymous said...

I have a gift for the Shumway family that will probably mean a lot to them but don't how to get it to them. Will someone send a quick msg to with a mailing address?

Anonymous said...

We haven't forgotten about you guys. You're still in our prayers.....

Jeremy said...

Keith (elder shumway) was an amazing missionary. I have so much respect for him. He had such a great mission and was very strong despite the death of his mother. He was a great example to me. I will always remember him, for his testimony, his hard work, and his love for everyone around him.

The Beaumonts said...

Still missin' ya baby brother.

Dyer Family said...


My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I heard the news. I pray that you are finding peace and hope you know how wonderful and kind you and keith were to curtis and I. Both of you were so genuine and kind to us and my thoughts are with you. I saw that you have visited my blog and would love to see yours and be in contact! Email me.
Marissa Dyer