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Blake Lamar Shumway gained his heavenly wings on June 24, 2022, doing something he loved immensely, flying. Blake was born to Adam and Lisa Shumway on July 28, 1997. He was raised in Syracuse, surrounded by family and friends. Blake was known for his bright orange curly hair and did not have any problem letting it be known it was orange and not red! He was also known for his goofy personality and for being the life of the party.
Blake attended Cook Elementary, Syracuse Jr. High, and Syracuse High School and graduate in 2015. While attending high school, Blake participated on the soccer and lacrosse teams. Soccer was a big part of Blake’s life. At the age of 8, he started competing on competition soccer teams, creating many lifelong friendships. He loved people and was a friend to everyone.
Blake loved life and was extremely driven to reach his goals. He was often not found at home. Any free time he had he was hiking, rock climbing, skiing, flying, or finding something to do in the great outdoors. He also loved camping with his family, backpacking, and fishing. He had a special bond with his brother and sisters and loved going on adventures with them. Blake also loved sitting on the cousins’ couch, playing board games, and playing sports in Grandma’s yard with all his cousins.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Kennewick, Washington. His flight home was the first time he flew on an airplane. That was when he discovered his life’s mission: to become a pilot. Blake quickly grew a passion for flying. He received his CFI in April of 2020 and began teaching as a flight instructor at Utah State University in September of 2021. He loved learning everything he could about flying and shared it with anyone who would listen. He often talked about becoming an aerial wildland firefighter pilot.
From the first time Blake met Susannah Woodbury, he knew there was something special about her. They were made for each other. Her sense of adventure matched his perfectly. They were sealed for time and all eternity on June 18, 2021, in the Logan Utah temple. They lived life to the fullest and never let a minute go to waste.
Blake was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Wanda Shumway; two aunts; one uncle; and two cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Susannah Woodbury; in-laws, Don and Dearwyn Woodbury; parents, Adam and Lisa Shumway; brother, Garrett; sisters, Shannon, Camrey, and Racail; his grandparents, Lamar and Rosella Paice, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 S. 200 W., Syracuse, Utah. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Solitude Mountain Resort’s Last Chance Lodge, 12000 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude, UT. Please proceed to the 2nd Solitude entrance (Village Lot) and enjoy a short walk to The Last Chance Lodge. Overflow parking will be in the Moonbeam Lot (1st entrance). The funeral will be held outdoors unless there is inclement weather, in which case we’ll go inside the lodge. Please plan for sun and potential weather and bring an umbrella.
Interment will follow at the West Point Cemetery.
Depending on the strength of the internet signal up at Solitude, services may be live-streamed and viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Blake’s obituary page. If it is not possible, the service will be recorded and posted to Blake obituary page at a later date.
Blake’s Favorite Music:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
5:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Lindquist's Syracuse Mortuary
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
Solitude Mountain Resort
Thursday, June 30, 2022
West Point Cemetery
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