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Shanna Rae Chappell Page, 82, passed away peacefully from this life on February 21, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Shanna was born on January 5, 1940 in Salina, Utah, the daughter of Austin and Roene Maxfield Chappell. She resided her entire life in Kaysville, Utah and enjoyed spending her summers in Loa, Utah with her cousins. She graduated from Davis High School in 1958, went on to Weber Junior College, then graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in early childhood development and elementary education. She spent over two years working in Los Angeles and loved her time as a California girl. She married Rod Page on June 12, 1964, and together they raised four children.

Shanna was active in the PTA, on the Kaysville City Library Board, and as a member of the Kaysville Art Club. She held many stake and ward positions in her church and enjoyed working as a guide at the Church History Museum. She especially enjoyed serving with her husband as a temple worker and as a missionary in the Utah Mission in Salt Lake City. She had many accomplishments, but her profound contribution to the world came from the life she lived more than from any position she held.

She was a master teacher – the one every parent wanted for their child. During her years teaching kindergarten and first grade, she taught hundreds of young students to read and love to learn. She had a gift with children; she met them at their level and listened to them and they responded to her love.

Shanna was a true friend. Above her pantry she placed the words “relationships are more important than the task at hand”, and she illustrated it in her life. She loved people and looked for ways to serve, connect and bless. Until the very end, she had a smile and kind words for everyone.

She was an excellent pianist who loved music and the fine arts. She had a knack for creating beautiful, inviting spaces, especially in her home where everyone who entered felt a sense of welcome, comfort and peace. Nana was our family’s refuge from the storms and worries of the world.

She was a devoted daughter and took care of her mother and father throughout their lives. We are so happy for their glorious reunion! She loved her brother, and he couldn’t do anything wrong in her eyes.

Shanna was a wonderful wife, supporting her husband in his work and church service. She was a terrific mother. She taught us to work and to love learning, and also to see the wonder and joy of the world. She was the best Nana anyone could have and had a fun sense of humor. She started family traditions very early on that have been carried on through her children and grandchildren and that continue to bring us closer to each other.

She was a woman of deep faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the trials, she was an example of turning to him and having faith in his plan. His life is a testimony of Him.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney, and their children, Matthew, Jennifer (Mike) Sandberg, Kathryn (Nate) Niederhauser and Emily (Brandon) Arrington, 11 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and her brother, Carl (Sue) Chappel. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville East Stake Center, 201 S. 600 E., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit family Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church before the funeral.

The services will be streamed live and can be viewed at by scrolling to the bottom of Shanna’s obituary page.

Burial in the municipal cemetery of Kaysville.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Alzheimer’s research at the Mayo Clinic or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.

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