Shelly Lynn Scow, age 62, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and best friend passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on March 28, 2024. Shelly has courageously battled cancer for 15 years until her Father in Heaven released her from her earthly pains.

Shelly was born on November 28, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio to Sharon Anne Merkley (Elison) and Kenneth Elison. Shelly and her brother Wade were later adopted by Sharon’s second husband John Bruce Gordon, and they had another sister, Shauna. Shelly attended Emery High and met the love of her life, Michael Scow, when she was 18. They were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on June 7, 1980. They had six children together. Shelly was a natural mother and found her true calling in loving and caring for her family. They were the light of her life and she formed a special bond with each of her children that has been deeply impactful in their lives.

Shelly had a special relationship with everyone in her family, including her children’s spouses. She loved them as one of her own and they never doubted their place and her love for them. Shelly was known for her strength, patience, forgiving nature and kindness. She always found ways to serve and love those around her, even when she was fighting her own battles. She had an incredibly strong testimony of her Savior and His love for her. He was her rock through all her trials.

Living with a terminal illness gave Shelly a unique passion for her faith, her family and life. She showed this by planning extravagant Halloween parties, Easter egg hunts for her grandkids, yearly girl’s trips and sewing Christmas pajamas for all 39 members of her family. She was always creating opportunities to get her family together and making memories. She was the happiest when she was with her family. Shelly loved the outdoors and passed that love on to her family through camping, picnics, 4-wheeling, and hunting for Christmas trees. She enjoyed sewing blankets, stuffed animals, baptism dresses and other creations for those she loved.

The things we will miss the most are her big hugs, her smile, her laugh, her fun-loving spirit, her encouragement, and talking with her for hours. A giant hole has been left in our hearts when she passed; she was the glue of our family. We find comfort in knowing that her earthly suffering is over. She truly endured to the end and never passed up an opportunity to testify of Christ, even in her last days. We have no doubt that she has been welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior.

She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Clarence Scow; six children, Cammie (Nick) Ridge, Tiffany (Dalen) Johnson, Kyle (Meagan) Scow, Kory (Torrey) Scow, Heidi (Trevor) Johnson, Shalee (Davin) Bennett; 25 grandchildren; mother, Sharon Anne Christian; and father, Kenneth Elison.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Shauna Mangum.

The family would like to thank Sandy Jensen and other staff from Symbii Home Health and Hospice for their diligent care in serving Shelly during her last days. They would also like to thank the Orangeville 1st Ward as well as family and friends who have supported them through this time.

Funeral service, Thursday, April 4, 2024, 11:00 a.m., Castle Dale Stake Center, where the family will begin receiving friends at 9:00 a.m. Interment, Orangeville City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price and Huntington where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Shelly online at