On August 12, we said goodbye to Lucas Clark Shaw, the sweetest son, brother, uncle, nephew, and grandson that any family could ever hope for.
When Lucas was born on February 27, 1978, to Clark and Colleen Shaw in Ogden, Utah, they couldn’t predict the amount of love, patience, and compassion that he would teach them in the coming years. Lucas was born with Down Syndrome and was such a special soul, but Down Syndrome did not define who he was.
Our Louie was an avid fan of football and basketball. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles, BYU Cougars and the Utah Jazz and never missed a game. And of course, much spirit and enthusiasm were abounded while he watched the games.
While growing up, Luke participated in the Special Olympics where he won many gold, silver and a few bronze medals in the many events that he competed. He loved being involved and loved his teammates.
He was a life-long resident of Clinton, Utah and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1996. During his time at Clearfield and for many years after, he was an honorary assistant manager of the football team - always cheering them on and celebrating their success, and sharing in their disappointment when there was a tough loss. He proudly wore his letterman’s jacket and was a Falcon to the end.
Lucas began working at Albertsons in Clinton, Utah when it very first opened, and continued working as it transitioned to Fresh Market, then Macey’s. After 17 years, he retired when Macey’s closed their doors. We are certain that many people in the community will remember their interactions over the years with Lucas as he gave them an excited greeting, bagged their groceries, or helped them to their car.
Most importantly, Luke loved his family. He was his dad’s best buddy, always worked to take care of his momma, was a supportive “oldest brudda,” but most of all, he was a wonderful uncle to his nephews and nieces. He loved to help care for them and spend time with them. We know that he will always be watching over them.
In two simple words: Lucas loved. He made friends wherever he went, and there was never a time that he didn’t offer a warm hug and to tell you that he loved you. He was also very funny. He loved to joke around and tease and made everyone around him laugh. And his boisterous, unique laugh was infectious. He found great joy in the simple things and never lost his excitement any time he saw a rainbow.
Lucas is having a joyous reunion with his father, Clark Shaw, Grandmother and Grandfather Virginia and Lowell Shaw, Grandmother Lois Harvey, and many other loved ones who left too soon.
He is survived by his mother, Colleen Shaw of Clinton, brother Jacob (Kaz) Shaw of West Haven, and sister Amber (Doug) Bullock of Clinton. Nephews Jerden and Gene, nieces Dazlin, River and Juniper, Grandfather Orson Harvey of Morgan, his special Aunt Elaine and Uncle Doug of South Jordan and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
To everyone that has helped to make Luke’s life so meaningful and special, thank you. He loved each of you so much.
And a special thank you to Kevin Bosley, Cindy Beasley and Melanie Hill who worked so hard to lift his spirits and keep him going the last two years since Dad passed and his health declined.
In lieu of flowers, spread love and kindness to your loved ones and to strangers. Never turn down the opportunity for a big, warm hug, and always, always look for the rainbows, especially after it storms.
The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 18,2023 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South.