Grady Michelangelo Shakespear, 9½ months of age, passed peacefully at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT on December 2, 2020. Born on February 6, 2020 in Panguitch, UT, Grady’s life began as a miracle. His sweet, gentle spirit was felt from the moment his parents first found out he would be joining the family. Grady was a quiet and mellow baby who always had a grin on his face that would light up a room. His dark, expressive eyebrows and big, beautiful eyes spoke volumes he was never able too.
Grady was a snuggle bug and wanted to be held often. Everyone who knew Grady knew his favorite person to snuggle with was his mom. Alongside his mom, Grady loved spending time with his dad who was also his favorite person to FaceTime. Grady’s face would light up and that precious grin would appear across his sweet face anytime he would hear the phone ring. It was clear that Grady loved his mom and dad with his whole heart.
Grady loved all his brothers and sisters. He wanted to be with them always. From playing on the floor, sitting on the couch watching TV, snuggling on the bed as a family, or eating dinner- wherever they were you could find Grady. Grady is loved dearly by his grandparents and he loved them. The countless hugs and snuggles they shared are now cherished memories. Everyone who spent time with Grady now have memories they hold close to their hearts. Memories that will be held close until that great day when they will see him again, arms ready for a warm embrace. The love felt between Grady and his family continues to be felt deeply. He was and continues to be loved fiercely by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Grady was a valiant spirit who touched many lives in such a brief time. His life was a gift, and he blessed all those who were lucky enough to be a part of his life during his Earthly stay. Even in his passing Grady continues to bless others. Grady was once again a miracle, this time for three other children as organ donor recipients. He was the miracle many families have been waiting for. So much goodness is still to come because of this gift Grady has given.
Grady is survived by his parents, Travis and Erica Woolsey Shakespear; siblings: Kaylea, Tasha, Brittney, Dawson, Brig, Griffin, and Livvy; grandparents: Lyllian LeFevre, Eric and Sheri Michelangelo Woolsey; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
Grady is preceded in death by his grandpa, Olaf Shakespear; uncle, Michael Woolsey; along with many great-grandparents, great aunts, great uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:00 Noon in the Henrieville Cemetery, where friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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