Deanna born and raised in Utah moved to New Mexico not to long ago and her Kids Jesse and Shelbie were working with her to get her home to her Family and loved ones as the place she was living was Dangerous and not treating Deanna well. So they were trying to make plans to make the 24hr+ round Trip From Utah to go get their Mother and bring her home. of course, work, Reliable Transportation and the Holiday's was making it difficult for Shelbie or Jesse to get away long enough to make the trip, So thier father Steve told them he would make the trip and bring their Mother home.
Steve and Deanna had been Separated for about 3 years due to a relationship full of Domestic Violence, But even with all their woes they tried to remain friends for their children and Grandchildren, So it was not out of the Ordinary that Steve would offer to help bring Deanna home so Shelbie and Jesse accepted the help from their Father.
On Nov. 27th 2019, Steve went and picked up Deanna in New Mexico to bring her home, They contacted Shelbie and and Jesse to let them know they were going to sleep for a few hours in the Truck before making the long Journey back to Utah.
That was the Last time Shelbie or Jesse heard from them.
They got the call that their Father had Killed their Mother and turned the Gun on himself and shot himself in the head, But he was still alive and being taken to the Local hospital.
When they got the call Shelbie and Deanna's Sister's headed to New Mexico as her Brother Jesse was not able to make the Trip due to not having a reliable form or Transportation to make such a long trip and being across the State from his Sister made it impossible for him to go with her. On the way down Shelbie and Jesse were informed their father was being life flighted to Texas for better care. Shelbie and Jesse had just lost thier mother and had a Father on Life support. When Shelbie made it down to see her Father she was told that he was Stable but had Significant Brain Damage and she needed to make the Choice to either Pull the Plug on Life support or leave him on with the Possibility of never waking up. Shelbie called her Brother Jesse to discuss the options they had to choose from.
Shelbie and Jesse had to make the heart Retching Choice to lose Both parents at once and Steve was removed from Life Support today December 1st 2019, Jesse stayed on the phone with his sister until Steve took his last breath knowing that they had made the right choice. Hoping they had Both now found Peace.
Shelbie and her Bother Jesse are in their Early 20's Deanna and Steve did not have any life Insurance and had no savings, this is leaving these Children in Desperate need of Everyone's Help. An Average Funeral now costs between 7,000 and 10,000 and they have Two! Not only do they have those costs they have the Cost associated with getting her Mom home from Mexico and her Dad Home from Texas.
While they are strong and don't want to ask for help, I know that is just their Pride standing in the way of the Reality that will soon hit them.
I am asking that anyone who can Donate anything PLEASE DO SO! or Share this post Far and wide for people who can help to be able to See. Every 1.00 helps, every Share Helps. So please open your hearts and your Wallet to help this Family that Just lost both their Parents.
What Steven did was unimaginable but he is not the one we are helping, It's the kids left behind who need the help, love and Support of the community.
Let's Help these kids pick up the heartbreak that was left to them and show them how much the Utah Community cares for each other when one of our own is in need!
So please take the Holiday donation you have set aside and for this year and help these kids out if you can.
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