Family of Lizzy Shelley invites public to attend funeral, ‘bring picked flowers’ for Logan girl

Toys, flowers and candles left in tribute to Lizzy Shelley (inset) have multiplied since this photo was taken on the day her body was recovered, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, hours after her uncle, Alex Whipple, was charged with murder. Photos: Facebook; Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

LOGAN, Utah, June 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The family of 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley is inviting the public to attend her funeral service, to be held Tuesday in Cache County.

The notice also asks those who attend to bring a picked flower for the child who loved picking blossoms. Lizzy also loved picking up litter, protecting worms and blowing kisses at ambulances, her obituary says. Her favorite color was “rainbow.”

Lizzy died the innocent victim of violence. Her family does not mention her manner of death in the notice, so we won’t here. To read that story, click here.

The obituary follows, in full, below:

December 10, 2013 – May 25, 2019

Our sweet Lizzy, Elizabeth Jessica Shelley, received her sparkly rainbow wings on May 25, 2019. In her short and amazing 5 years, Lizzy was able to touch so many lives. Her spunky, curious, polite, selfless nature would light up a room.

Lizzy made the world a more beautiful place. She could often be found picking flowers, cleaning up litter she would find, or protecting worms. Our sweet girl wanted to share her love with people she knew, and even those she didn’t. Lizzy would often blow kisses to ambulances as they drove by, something she learned from her mom, who thought people in the ambulances needed the love.

Lizzy never could pick just one favorite color and decided that her favorite color was rainbow. She adored all of life’s small wonders such as these, and got so excited whenever she would see one. She always dreamed of growing wings and flying to her own special rainbow.

The family would like to thank everyone who gave an overwhelming amount of love and support and in lieu of flowers would like to ask that people please donate to the Logan Library, one of Lizzy’s favorite places.

A public viewing will be held on Monday, June 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Nyman Funeral Home in Providence. We invite the community, who has given us so much support, to attend. There will be a second viewing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 4th, followed by the funeral services beginning at 1:30 p.m. Lizzy loved to pick flowers, we would encourage everyone attending funeral services to bring a picked flower.

Lizzy will be remembered and celebrated by her parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and all who knew and loved her. As we “Live Like Lizzy” and continue to celebrate her, we know she is with us sitting on top of a rainbow with her beautiful rainbow wings.

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To leave comments for the family on the obituary website, click here. To view a GoFundMe site set up to help expenses, and endorsed by the Logan City Police Department as authentic, click here.

Nyman Funeral Home lists its address as 753 S. 100 East, Logan.

Three pictures show Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley. Photos: Facebook

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