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Shauna Louise Bullock Jensen

August 10, 1965 — July 4, 2023

Shauna Bullock Jensen, 57, passed away on July 4, 2023, in American Fork, UT. Shauna was born, on August 10, 1965 in Preston, Idaho, to Hart and Jan Bullock. Shauna was the third of six children and the only child born outside the state of Utah. Shauna liked to claim that this fact gave her the edge in earning the title of “Favorite Child”. (A claim refuted by her siblings.)

Not long after Shauna was born, her family moved to American Fork, Utah. Shauna was a naturally happy, kind, friendly, and beautiful child. She loved playing with her siblings, making and playing with friends, participating in summertime neighborhood games, camping with her family, going to Primary during the week, and attending Forbes Elementary School. In 6th grade, Shauna’s family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where she quickly adapted to her new home, easily making friends, charming her new teachers, and learning how to respond to the extra attention she received from male peers enamored by the new blonde beauty. During this time, Shauna became interested in learning how to cut and style hair, make-up, and about the latest fashion trends. Many dolls in the Bullock household received the “Farrah Fawcett“  haircut that year. The summer before starting Jr. High, Shauna gave herself a makeover. She did such a great job that friends (and siblings) soon started requesting their own makeovers.

Shauna attended Bonneville Jr. and Bonneville Sr. High schools where she was known as an outgoing, charismatic, kind, energetic and gorgeous person. She developed friendships with her peers across all grades and cliques. She was active in school organizations and activities, participating in Pep Squad, Dance Club, Drill Team, numerous committees, and Student Counsel. She was elected as Student Body Secretary, Senior Ball (Winter Formal) Queen, and was chosen by her peers to choreograph and perform a solo dance at the year’s penultimate assembly: “The Senior class Sob Assembly" - a dance that was stunning to watch and perfectly executed. Shauna’s most cherished memory from her school years were the people and lifelong friendships she made.

After graduating from high school, Shauna moved to Provo, Utah to attend Beauty School. She excelled in her studies and was successfully progressing through the program toward earning her cosmetology license. However, she was significantly injured in a snow mobile accident during a school break and was forced to take a medical leave from school. Her plans to return were tabled after she met and fell in love with Todd Jensen. They married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in December 1984 (later divorced). They settled into their Salt Lake City home where Janell (1988) and Ryan (1991) joined their growing family. Hayley (1994) was the last to join them after the family relocated to Kaysville. Shauna absolutely loved being a mother and embraced this role with vigor and devoted her time and talents to creating a loving, fun, clean, secure, and Gospel centered home for her young children.

Shauna was most happy when her children and grandchildren were happy. She was more than a mother to Janell, Ryan and Hayley; she was a confidant and best friend. Shauna was her children's biggest (and loudest) cheerleader. Whether it was attending Ryan’s football games or Hayley and Janell’s dance recitals, she was the loudest in the crowd, taking pictures and videos, celebrating their accomplishments, cheering them up when they were sad, and encouraging them to believe in themself and their dreams. Shauna’s children always knew that their mother loved and supported them unconditionally. Her unwavering support and belief in her children were her source of strength and inspiration.

Later in life, Shauna embraced and loved the role of grandmother and was lovingly dubbed "Grandma Naunie." Countless blankets, letters, and gifts were made in her spare hours for her beloved grandchildren. Up until her final months of life, she was still sending them letters, reminding them of her love and pride in each of them.

While Shauna's dedication to her family was paramount, her caring nature, generosity, extended beyond her immediate circle. She was a favorite aunt, neighbor, primary teacher, and babysitter She cared deeply for individuals with intellectual disabilities, especially her nephew David and her niece Etta. She was known for the Sugar Cookies, Fudge Bears and chocolate marshmallow brownies that she always made to share with family, neighbors, friends and even strangers. She generously supported those in need. She participated in Care Cuts when possible, volunteered at Soup kitchens, made breakfast burritos to give to the homeless, and sometimes allowed homeless people to shower in her home. Her acts of kindness and selflessness touched the lives of many.

Shauna had a great sense of humor. She laughed easily which often made it difficult for her to get through a story or a joke she was trying to tell without her laughter interfering. She was the instigator of many marathon laughing fits among her family and friends. She loved listening to music, especially Christmas Carols and loved to sing along loudly and didn’t care who was around to hear her off-key singing. She loved to dance anywhere and anytime. There was never a car too small or too crowded that could keep her from singing and dancing along to a favorite song.

Shauna was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She maintained her belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout her entire life. She believed in the power of Priesthood blessings and asked for them often. She was not afraid to testify about the Savior’s love and The Gospel of Jesus Christ no matter the setting or condition she was in.

Shauna fought a long and difficult battle with the disease of addiction. It was an excruciating burden that she did not seek, expect nor want.   She spent countless hours attending addiction recovery programs, studying uplifting material, and seeking help from her Father in Heaven. When she was healthier, she volunteered to mentor women in the LDS Addiction Recovery Program she attended. Unfortunately, Shauna’s focus on her role as mentor led to her neglecting her own recovery and Shauna was unable to continue mentoring. Her health declined due to these struggles and other physical conditions, limiting her ability to engage in her favorite activities.

Her loss is mourned by her family and friends who love her. We find comfort in knowing that she is finally free from the burdens that pursued her later in life and is able to be our Naunie again. We know she is enjoying her reunion with her nephew David and the other loved ones who have preceded her in death.

Shauna is survived by her parents, Karl Hart and Janice Bullock. Her children: Janell (Kris) Koerper, Ryan Jensen, Hayley (Chasen) Ruesch; Grandchildren: Bridger, Jens, London, and Gunnar. Siblings: Tammy (Bern) Andersen, Gary (Gaylene) Bullock), Barbra (Bret) Mackay, Brenda (Jamison) Yardley, Rebecca (Chris) Fisher, many nieces and nephews and former spouse, Todd Jensen. She was preceded in death by her nephew, David Pola (Feb. 2021)

A funeral will be held at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork, Utah on Saturday, July 15th at 12:00pm. A viewing will be held immediately preceding the funeral beginning at 11:00am.

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