Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 4, 2014
Sheldon Sullivan

Obit Sheldon SullivanSheldon Oniel Sullivan, 73, passed away at his home in Lincoln, Mont., due to a tragic fire on Wednesday, Feb. 26. He was a long time resident of Tooele. He lived in several cities in Montana for the past eight years. He was born to John S. Sullivan and Madelynn Elton, Dec. 15 1940 in Payson. Neil grew up in Tooele and attended Tooele schools. He served a mission for the church in the Gulf States. Neil went back to school and graduated with his younger sister Linda , the class of 66. Then he joined the army and served his country in Vietnam where he earned a bronze star and a purple heart. Niel married LeeAnn Higley in 1973, they later divorced. Neil also known as Sully, was employed at the Tooele Ordinance Depot until he retired in 1994. He loved going on long walks up Middle Canyon and back collecting cans along the way. He enjoyed going to the Basketball and Baseball games at the high school. In later years, he took his mother and his aunt Shirley to many horse activities , Rodeos and horse shows. He was always a playful, pleasant uncle with a joke and a grin. He loved spending time with his grandkids, attending their sports/school activities and taking the dog (molly) and cat on “Molly walks,” and going to the seniors for lunch. He attended church regularly, served in many different capacities and enjoyed a simple, existence. He was very independent and loved to be outside no matter what the weather was like. Hehe hated being indoors. Everybody who knew him loved him. He always had a smart aleck comment and the ones he gave a hard time are the ones that loved him the most. Niel is survived by his son Heber (Anaconda, Mont.) daughters Katrina (Lincoln, Mont.) and Amy Jean (Helena, Mont.) and four grandchildren Budd (RJ) and Westen (ROUNDY MAN) Braithwaite Katheryna (Kt Bug) and Indy (little indy roo) Jorgensen. Siblings Terry Sullivan (Chicago), Linda Kidwell (Washington) and Joy Hunter (Arizona). Neil’s parents preceded him in death.

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