Miss Shelby Ann
November 28, 2005 ~ February 27, 2006


From My Daddy's Heart

Heaven’s Very Special Child
by Edna Massimilla

    A meeting was held quite
far from earth
“It’s time again for another birth”
Said the Angels to the
Lord above.

This special child will need
much love...

Her progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments she may not show
And she’ll require extra care
From all the folks she meets down there.

She may not run or laugh or play
Her thoughts may seem quite far away
In many ways she won’t adapt,
And she’ll be known as handicapped.

So let’s be careful where she’s sent
We want her life to be content
Please, Lord, find the right parents who
Will do this special job for You.

They will not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.

And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven’s Very Special Child.” 

Shelby Ann Jenkins “Our Little Angel”

Shelby Ann Jenkins, returned home to her Heavenly Father February 27, 2006 after a three month struggle with complications due to Trisomy 18. Shelby was born November 28, 2005 in Salt Lake to Travis and Stephanie Jenkins. In her short time here she was able to touch the hearts of many family members and friends. Her ability to beat the insurmountable odds that were placed against her was an inspiration to us all. Shelby is survived by her parents; brother; Jory, grandparents; Chris and Cheryl Taylor, Ron and Patty Bates and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held Friday March 3, 2006 at the Oquirrh 8th Ward, 6253 West 6200 South, West Valley. Friends and Family may call Friday from 9:00-9:45 am at the church prior to services. Interment: Nephi City. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the S.O.F.T. organization for Trisomy 18. at www.trisomy.org in Shelby’s name. Special thanks to Maureen Burbidge and Dr. Robert Terashima On line condolences may be sent to www.jenkins-soffe.com

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 3/2/2006.