Keith Ardit Shumway

Keith Ardit Shumway of Santa Clara Utah finished his journey here on earth on February 5th, 2021.  He was 86 years of age, born July 9th, 1934, in the small town of Blanding, Utah in San Juan County. His parents were Arah “E” Shumway and Grace Powell Shumway.

He leaves us to join his wife Corinne, whom he married in 1955 and was sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple for time and all eternity.

Keith joined the Navy right out of high school. He met Corinne when on military leave while visiting his sister Shannon in Eagle Valley, Nevada. They soon married and started their journey working at a mine where Keith would haul dynamite up the canyon every day. He studied Pharmaceuticals. After surviving a stroke at the early age of 23, he and Corinne returned to southern Utah to start their family. Keith completed a course in Bowling Management and Operation through the Brunswick Corporation and opened a Bowling Alley in Monticello. In 1966 they moved their little family to Reno, Nevada and continued their education at the University. Keith received his Criminal Justice Degree and built his career as a police officer. Eventually serving as Chief of Police at the University of Nevada, Reno. After retiring, he worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a physical facility representative for several years. Once all the children were raised and out on their own, they decided to sell their family home and move to Gold Canyon, Arizona.

While in Arizona, they served a mission at the Family History Center for the Church. Several years later, they were called to serve in the Nigeria Port Harcourt, Nigeria Uyo where they met many wonderful people and enjoyed teaching them family history. Once they returned home, they sold their Arizona house and moved to Pioche, Nevada where they stayed until they found a beautiful home in Santa Clara, Utah. Once they were settled in Santa Clara, Keith took up the hobby of quilting and proceeded to make quilts for family, friends, babies, and anyone who wanted one.

Surviving him are five daughters: Kellee (Michael) Kiley of Farmington, Utah; Kim (Donald) Jacobsen of Reno, Nevada; Laurie Morris of Santa Clara, Utah; Heidi (Thomas) Hebb of Sparks, Nevada and Tori Kae Shumway of Santa Clara, Utah. Along with 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are two sisters, one brother, many dear cousins, and friends.  He was proceeded in death by his sweet wife, Corinne Fullerton Shumway, his only son Michael Keith Shumway, one grandson Johnathan Ryan Zimmerman, two brothers, and three sisters.

The funeral services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary 110 Bluff St, St. George, Utah on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. The viewing will be at 9:00 am, with the funeral service starting at 10:00 am. A graveside burial will be held at the Hollinger/Hammond Cemetery in Eagle Valley (Ursine), Nevada at 3:00 pm (Utah time).

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral online, please log in  to Type in the event number 47641 and password KAS2021.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at



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Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
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Hollinger/Hammond Cemetery
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8 Responses

  1. It’s not a time to mourn. It’s time to look back and remember all the good things in life he did for you. It’s time to continue the legacy of the great man that your father was.may God usher you and your family with strength peace and comfort in this difficult time heartiest condolences on your fathers death.

    1. We loved our Father very much. You are welcome to be with us anytime.
      Having lost your father early, I know that your words are most sincere.

  2. Keith and Corine were very special to me. They were special people who enjoyed life and were a pleasure to be around. I have many great memories of them and their very special children. I am so thankful he came to visit us a few months ago.

  3. I was so sorry to learn of Keith’s passing and wish to send my sincere condolences to all of his family. I have regarded him as a close friend for many years. We had so much fun together as teenagers during summers in Eagle Valley, Nevada where my Aunt Shannon (his sister) and Uncle Harold lived. Keith had such a wonderful wry sense of humor and was always upbeat and great fun to be around. We enjoyed so many good laughs together. Since then, my wife, Julie, and I visited with Keith and Corinne in Pioche, Eagle valley, Reno, Phoenix, and Santa Clara. Keith and Corinne were both wonderful people and we will certainly miss them. We wish each of you peace and comfort at this difficult time, and please know that you will someday be with them again.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Keith’s family, especially his daughters – Kellee, Kim, Laurie, Heidi and Tori. Keith, Corinne and your family will always carry a very special place in our hearts, with fond memories of our years together in Reno. Please draw strength from recollections of the good times and assurance that Keith is now enjoying a wonderful reunion with Corinne and other family members. I look forward to someday getting a chance to play another round of golf or a game of racquetball with Keith, or just reminiscing.

  5. Kellee, Kim, Laurie, Heidi and Tori,

    Cheryl and I are so sorry to hear of Uncle Keith’s passing. Your dad and mom hold a very special place in my heart and they are greatly missed. I am so glad I got the chance to visit with your dad the last time I was down in St. George, I don’t get to go often and it was always a pleasure to stop and say “hello”. The memories I have of Uncle Keith and Aunt Corinne are cherished. I could go on for days, but I will keep it short and simple. They led wonderful lives and have journeyed to a wonderful place. Our hearts go out to all of you. Love you all.

  6. I will truly miss you grandpa. I am so thankful for our time spent together and the many things I have learned from you. This morning I baked with Sawyer and thought of you. Tonight I will make “Grandpa’s macaroni soup” and cherish the memories of dominos, cards, your candy jar in your room, gardening, and summers in Pioche. Give grandma a big kiss for me. Love you very much.

  7. I wanted to let you alll know that I wanted to come and say good by to the only father in law I ever had(Keith) and the only husband I ever had((Michael)
    I was not giv3n the opportunity to be there… Im so sorry…
    All my Love
    Christine Shumway

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