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Shirley Leloux

July 23, 1943 — November 28, 2023

Shirley Irene Gordon Leloux, 80, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2023, in American Fork, Utah. In addition to her fight with Post-Polio Syndrome, she came down with a severe case of Pneumonia and couldn’t overcome. She was surrounded by her husband, Jim Leloux Sr., her sons Casey and Jim Jr., Casey’s wife Roxann, and a few grandchildren. She was born July 23, 1943, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to John and Florence Gordon.

For the first sixteen years of her life, Shirley grew up on a farm near the Village of Vanscoy (near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada) and later moved into the City of Saskatoon. As a young adult, she moved to Modesto California to escape the cold winters in Canada. There, she met her husband James (Jim) on a blind date and the rest is history. They were married for 56 years.

As a couple, they moved to Escalon California where they started living in the city and later moved to the country to raise their three children and manage an almond farm. After her children had all moved to Utah and started having grandchildren, there was no stopping Shirley from moving to Utah to be closer to them. In 2006, Shirley and Jim moved to Payson on a 5-acre ranch where they raised bore goats and a few horses. This was heaven for her grandchildren, who loved to come and visit grandma and grandpa on the farm. In their later years, Jim and Shirley moved to the City of American Fork, where they could be closer to family.

She is survived by her husband, James (Jim), her two sons and daughter-in-law, Case, Roxann, and Jim Jr, along with 8 grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Wayne Gordon, Darlene Prime, Elwood Gordon, Colin Gordon, and Calvin Gordon. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Gordon, and her son, Vance Leloux.

Shirley was such an incredible person. In her youth, she came down with the dreaded Polio virus. This caused severe scoliosis in her spine; however, she never let this hold her down. She accomplished things like raising three stinker boys, putting up with a Dutchman husband, starting her own wicker furniture business, and working alongside her husband at the huller, where they harvested almonds. She was an amazing seminary teacher, cheerleader at her son’s sports games, and always had plenty of love for friends, family members, and strangers.

All are invited to a family visitation and gathering to express condolences on Tuesday, December 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Anderson and Son's Mortuary, located at 49 East 100 North, American Fork, UT 84003.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 13th at 11am. This service will be located at the LDS Chapel located at 165 North 350 West, American Fork, UT 84003.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Gathering & Visitation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Anderson and Sons Mortuary- American Fork

49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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