Kenneth Shawn Whitehead

March 7, 1968March 12, 2019

Kenneth “Shawn” Whitehead, 51, of Sandy, Utah passed away March 12, 2019. Born March 7, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Kenneth and Susan (Butcher) Whitehead. Shawn graduated from Hillcrest High School, where he excelled in sports and was All-State in basketball in `85-`86. Shawn married Lori Lyn Wells on May 4, 1991, together they had two daughters. His family was his life, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with them. He was an avid golfer and had the opportunity to play for many years.

Survived by wife; Lori, daughters; Kendra (Courtney) Watters, Kierra (Ignacio) Tovar, grandchildren; Christian and Thalia Tovar and Kaylee Sueann Watters (to be born June 2019). Also survived by his mother, father-in-law, 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Shawn was preceded in death by his father.

A viewing will be held on March 21, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., located at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah. Funeral services will be held on March 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Midvale East 6th Ward, 7250 South 300 East, Midvale, Utah with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Ward. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.


  • Kenneth Whitehead, Father (deceased)
  • Susan Butcher Whitehead, Mother
  • Lori Lyn Wells Whitehead, Wife
  • Kendra (Courtney) Watters, Daughter
  • Kierra (Ignacio) Tovar, Daughter
  • Christian Tovar, Grandson
  • Thalia Tovar, Granddaughter
  • Kaylee Sueann Watters (to be born June 2019), Granddaughter
  • Shawn is also survived by his father-in-law, 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews.

  • Brett Whitehead
  • Courtney Watters
  • Chase Whitehead
  • Jerry Whitehead
  • Ignacio Tovar
  • Christian Tovar
  • Braydon Whitehead, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Colton Whitehead, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dawson Whitehead, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Flach, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Viewing Prior to Service

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 22, 2019


Kenneth Shawn Whitehead

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Jim Sandberg

March 19, 2019

So sad to hear of Sean's passing today. He was a good friend to me and my girlfriend Valerie. We played on competing pool teams over the years in the BCA and ACS leagues. Sean loved pool and I have many fond memories of us playing together. Our prayers are with his wife and family for their loss, we will miss him. Until we meet again my friend rest in peace Sean.

Jim Sandberg & Valerie Walton

Lee Haskell

March 18, 2019

Sue, Lori, and family. What a shock! Shawn was such a good friend to Gerald and was always welcome in our home. It wasn't unusual for him to stop and shovel my snow when he saw me out trying to do it alone. I have such fond memories of him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Your families are in my prayers at this terribly difficult time.
Lee Haskell

Stacie Sylvies Redden

March 17, 2019

Oh my God! This is so devastating. I dated Shawn in high school he was such a wonderful man and a wonderful friend, he got me through a lot of drama. Even though we lost touch after we graduated and move on, He was always on my mind is just a wonderful memory from my younger days. I pray for his family his wife his grandchildren and his children, may you all have all the love and support you could possibly need. So very sorry for your loss 😢❤️