Obituary — Phillip J. Sheahan
January 10, 2009
Phil Sheahan, 62, died unexpectedly January 4, 2009 at a Park City Clinic. He was born August 25, 1964 in Kenosha, Wis. to Phillip & Elsie Sheahan. He was a graduate of music from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He then played tuba in the 6th U.S. Army Band based at the Presidio in San Francisco, Calif. After an Honorary discharge he receive his Master of Music Education at University of Idaho. His teaching degree took him to Orofino, Idaho, where he met Melody L. Geuther. The couple married on July 17, 1976 at Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion, LaMoille, Ill.
Phil and Melody were blessed with 32 years of marriage and three talented children who were born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. After Jarod, Derek and Sarah graduated high school they moved to California for a performance group called The Young Americans; eventually God’s plan brought Phil and Melody to reside in Heber City, Utah.
He taught music patiently and with passion for 30 plus years and loved every minute of it. He loved the simple things in life: fishing, playing tuba/bass, maintaining his fish tanks, his extensive collection of jazz, and his latest obsession with magic tricks.
Surviving Phil are his loving wife, Melody, 57, son, Derek, 28 and dog, Gizmo, 6, of Heber City, Utah; son, Jarod, 30, fiancé Megan, 27 and daughter, Sarah, 25, of Long Beach, Calif. They will always love and miss him.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 4051 N. Hwy 224, Park City, Utah 84098. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will be accepted at Wells Fargo Bank in Heber City, Utah.