February 4, 1932 – August 28, 2020
Shamim Wahab B: 2-4-1932 D: 8-28-2020
Shamim Wahab, age 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2020 in his home under loving care of his family in Thornton, Colorado. Shamim was preceded in death by his parents, sister Miriam, and brothers Sadiq, Yusaf and Kaleem. He is survived by brothers Amin (90), Yunis (96), Salim (84), and sisters Primrose (86) and Mussarat (80) all of whom he loved dearly. Shamim is also survived by his wife Jonell (78) and their four sons: Shannon (57), Yusaf (53), Shaheen (51), and Rueben (44), as well as his two beloved daughters-in-law, Chris (56) and Raquel (44). A dedicated, warm-loving grandfather (Dada) of six, his legacy lives on through his grandchildren Shayla (31), Savannah (28), Isaiah (24), Aliyah (21), Arianna (7) and Sofia (3).
Shamim will be remembered as a man full of wisdom and faith, with movie-star good looks and a demeanor full of grace and humility. Throughout his life, he was known for his athleticism, grand sense of humor and giving, generous heart. Perhaps his most excellent attribute is the amount of people he touched throughout his life, whether it was reaching people through small moments of prayer, or touching large groups of people with his actions within the Pakistani Christian community. His influence stems from his tight-knit family in Colorado and extends to many, many people around the world. Shamim is remembered as a friend, brother, cousin, uncle, father, Dada who would always uplift your spirit with scripture, humor and prayer. His favorite scripture was Psalms 23.
Shamim attended Gordon College at Punjab University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science emphasizing English, Physics and Chemistry. While attending, he exceled in athletics, including track & field and basketball. He was honored as all-around best athlete for four consecutive years, set a record in pole-vault, and was selected twice to play on the Pakistan National basketball team. While attending University, he also served in the Student Christian Movement of Pakistan.
Shamim came to the United States from Taxila, Pakistan in 1962, to reunite with other Christian family and friends who had made the same journey. He met his wife Jonell the same year at Western Bible Institute in Morrison CO and married her six months later. They lived together in Denver until 1969, then moved to Ohio for nearly two years before moving back to Denver in 1971, where Shamim went on to fulfill a 20-year career as a Medical Technician at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In retirement, Shamim especially enjoyed being in the company of his grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, painting beautiful landscapes, and tending to his yard and home. He was a peaceful soul with a true heart for Christ, who will be deeply missed.
Please click the following link to view Shamim's tribute video: https://youtu.be/_UxlZ2lwQRk
Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery
Friday, September 18, 2020
September 1, 2020
From the first day I walked into your home you welcomed me with a smile and open arms. I can't say thank you enough for coming into my life! You have made such an impact on others and inspire them to be the best version of themselves. Your family, your light! The love you have for your loved ones is outstanding, the smile you had when family was around was so beautiful. You put your whole heart and soul in to making a difference in others lives. You have inspired so many people in ways you will never know and you will be missed dearly, we know you are looking down with a smile now that you are home and we know you will be watching over us until we all meet again rest peacefully Shamim and know we love you very much!
August 31, 2020
My Uncle Shimmy is remembered by us as a kind, loving and caring person. He would take the time to pray for you and make you feel loved and important. He leaves behind a legacy for us all to try and follow of being a good Christian who followed Christ and ministered to many. We will always remember you and miss you till we meet again.