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Obituary: SHAND, DAVID AND NAIMA

Published: Friday, Oct. 24 2014 9:01 p.m. MDT

David Shand III and Naima Gwen Austin ShandTogether AgainDavid Shand III, age 73, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah of Congestive Heart Failure. He was born October 26, 1938 in Cambridge Massachusetts the son of David Austin Shand and Melba Hansen Shand. David was always proud that his father was First Chair Violinist and Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony, a Professor at the University of Utah, and founder of Bonneville Strings. He was a member of the LDS Church, Salt Lake Liberty 8th Ward. He loved his church and family. Martial Arts and Wrestling were his favorite sports to watch on television. He also liked old western and detective movies. He served an LDS Mission to the Northwestern States Mission in the late 1950's serving in Idaho, Oregon and the last six months in Alaska. David served in the US Army and Army Reserves throughout the Vietnam era in the 1960's. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1971 in Psychology. He earned his living working for the State of Utah Department of Corrections. David was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Laura Shand Douglas. He is survived by his youngest sister, Bonnie Shand Huyot-Renoir. He was buried January 4, 2012 in the Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, UT nearby his family.Naima Gwen Austin Shand, age 69, died of cancer, January 27, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born April 22, 1942 in Brigham City, Utah to William R. and Matilda Malm Austin. Music was a big part of Gwen's life. She was an accomplished pianist and could play any song placed before her. Playing the piano brought great joy and happiness to her. She loved concerts and musicals. A day wouldn't go by without some kind of music in her life. Family and friends loved to hear her play the piano. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Child Development. She worked for the Department of Child and Family Services and was an advocate to protect children. She taught her children the value of love, family, friends and of course music. She had a great sense of humor and always had a positive outlook on life. She was blessed to have many wonderful friends, to Gwen, her friends were eternal. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lila Austin Nielson and brother William Dean Austin.David and Gwen were married on December 29, 1961 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had just celebrated 50 years of marriage only five days prior to David's passing. They had three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who David and Gwen loved so very much. Children; Julie Shand (Don Richards) Stewart, David Michael (Jennifer Rebecca Berry) Shand, Susan Shand (Brian Harold) Allen. Grandchildren: Angela Stewart (Nathan) Schilaty, Preston Scott (Rececca Whale) Stewart, Spencer Dean Stewart (named after his beloved uncle Dean), Kyle Don Stewart, Jacob Brian Allen, Rebecca Allen, Benjamin Michael Shand, Allison Rebecca Shand, Great-Grandchildren: Conner Schilaty, Caleb Schilaty, Colton Schilaty.We love you Mom and Dad.Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah). The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Larkin Sunset Garden Cemetery following services.