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Shellie Beckey Murdock

Shellie Beckey Murdock
1958 - 2022

Shellie Beckey Murdock, surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 63 passed away on Tuesday, January 4th in Ogden, UT. Coincidentally, Shellie’s passing was the same day as her late Grandma's birthday, Mary Norris Beckey. These two shared a special relationship; Mary was surely the first of many loved ones that welcomed Shellie with open arms upon her passing. She is now dancing with the angels somewhere over the rainbow.

Shellie was born October 31, 1958, to Bruce and Judy Beckey in Ogden, UT. A fitting birthday for a woman that loved each and every one of the holidays, but especially Halloween. Shellie always went above and beyond to bring this joy to others around her. One of her infamous Halloween costumes included a bald cap, hospital gown and a big, fake plastic bum sticking out of the back of the hospital gown. She loved bringing joy and laugher to those around her. She was their first born of 5 children.

Shellie spent her childhood and adult life in the North Ogden area. She attended and graduated from Weber High School in 1977[1] . Shellie was a loving, beautiful, woman that spent a couple of her younger years modeling. She then went on to follow her families legacy in cosmetology. As a Nail Technician she was always introducing her "ladies" to the newest fads and styles. As she further developed and refined her talents, this led to her entering and competing in events to showcase her abilities and passion for the art. She developed lifelong friendships while helping women feel beautiful for over 40 years.

On April 27, 1985, Shellie went on to marry her one true love, John Murdock. Over the span of their lives together it was clear that to each of them the most important thing was spending time with each other. They enjoyed boating, motorcycle rides, long drives in their jeep and dinner at Chili’s every Saturday. Later in their marriage John went on to support Shellie with her dream of opening and running her own boutique shop for over 13 years. No matter what was going on at the time, her children and grandchildren loved visiting her shop as it was all "Shellie!" with the flashy, ‘blinged’ out purses and clothing. It’s a good thing she didn’t have a ‘bedazzler.’ [2]

Shellie loved her family and just like her late Grandmother, Zelda Christina Smethurst Taylor, she loved cooking for them. Her son has said one of his fondest memories was her baking him muffins every morning his senior year of high school. Out of all the meals they ate as a family her children’s most loved meal was her Shepard’s Pie.

Shellie will be remembered for her loving, strong-willed, sweet spirit and for always being willing to help anyone. It crushed shellie to see others in pain, and she always wished she could just alter reality around them to make them better. She is survived by her husband, John Murdock, her mother Judy Beckey and her four children: Jennifer (Jeff) Bringslid, Amber (Matt) Lythgoe, Josh (Jess) Pacheco and Marisa (Ryan) Rottler to include 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held with close family and friends in late January. [3]

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A candle was lit in memory of Shellie Murdock

JD Cevering Mar 13 2022 4:59 PM

I work at the Maverik on Washington Blvd in North Ogden and we are so heartbroken to hear of her passing. Shellie was a regular of ours and we loved and adored her whenever she came in. She was such a sweet lady and always made our days better when she came in the store. Much love to the family, our hearts at Maverik are with you guys during this time. ❤️❤️

Steven Bates Feb 5 2022 6:06 PM

Dear Amber
I was so shocked to see in the paper today a tribute and that your Mom had passed. I am deeply sorry I had not seen her since she did my nails over 2 years ago. We shared lots of fun stories. My deepest sympathy to the whole family and your grandmother. I so enjoyed our visits
May God comfort you.
Love Sherrie Harbertson

Sherrie Harbertson Jan 28 2022 5:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shellie Murdock

Sherrie Harbertson Jan 28 2022 5:03 PM

What a wonderful tribute to our mom. Thank you Josh

Marisa Rottler Jan 25 2022 2:36 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Shellie's passing. Shellie was a classmate of mine from WHS 1977. It was fun to run into her when she had the boutique, and I would catch up on her life while I looked at the unique and beautiful clothing and accessories she brought in. That describes Shellie- unique and beautiful. My sympathy to her family and the Stacey and Bailey family's.

Julie Farr Jan 13 2022 12:59 AM

Shellie was and is an "angel of a person". She always had a sweet smile, even in the face of adversity! Oh how we will miss her visits and stories! To know her was to love her, and she was always so concerned about others. Shellie wasn't perfect, but she was perfect for us! We loved her for who she was and understood her heart in ways that many never knew! She may not have found herself inside a church very often, but she had a deep belief in her Heavenly Father and loved him, that was shared with us often! She loved her family more than anything…. Her clients were her family too! She will always be in our thoughts and hearts as one that knew how to love without conditions! She was one of the strongest, resilient women we have ever known. She could get kicked in the emotional gut by someone she loved, and rise above it like no one else ever could! What an angel! Heaven will have their hands full trying to slow her down! We love you Shellie Murdock, for who you were, how you loved, and for who we know you will become in your new heavenly home! We will however miss your sweet smile and your cute laughter!
"Please be there when our turn comes! "
Forever and Always
Uncle Kevin and Aunt Christy

Uncle Kevin & Aunt Christy Jan 12 2022 8:49 AM

Shellie was a lady after my own heart. You could never have enough bling , lips or nails on. Many fond times being around her and her smile, caring and always giving. I will miss you and love you.

Cheryl Stoker Jan 11 2022 8:53 PM

Shellie I loved our friendship you were always there for me caring and kind I thank God for having you in my life but now your at Peace and Happy with the Lord above... I'll miss you Sugar Snack and I'll never forget you... May God be with your family at this time... Until we meet again... R.I.P. my Good Friend...

Jackie (JD) Cevering Jan 11 2022 6:48 PM

Shellie & I had such fun together. She made me laugh & I loved it. The 1st time I met her I explained our blood relationship, after all she didn't know me. "You are my cousin,twice removed." She didn't like the "twice removed part" so later, when she was introducing me, she stopped me from using it. She wasn't having anything to do with that "removed" part & she wouldn't let me have anything to do with it either. She loved the stories that I told her about our ancestors. It was alot to grasp, but she thought I was brilliant because I remembered those family stories.
How will I get along without Shellie? Not well I fear. Last Spring after she did my nails, she decided to help me pick out some pots for my backyard. We drove to Lowe's & I bought outdoor rugs, 5 large pots & all the potting soil necessary to fill the pots. On our way back home she decided to stop at Ace Hardware where I purchased more pots & alot of plants to put into the pots. She was so strong. She loaded her jeep, dropped me off to pick up my car & we drove to my house where she unloaded all of the things into my backyard. I tried to help, but I was not as strong as she was. What will I do without her generosity & strength? I will miss her mischievous nature & wicked giggle. Once she made up her mind to do something, no amount of protests could stop her. Oh, I will miss Shellie. May she RIP. I give my condolences to her family.

Nancy Salimeno Jensen Jan 11 2022 4:56 AM

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