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Shellie Beckey Murdock

October 31, 1958 — January 4, 2022

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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