Wednesday , December 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM
March 25, 2003 ~ December 2, 2017
Tyler Jay Shuler, 14, of Lexington Park, MD, (formerly of Layton and Willard, UT), passed away in his sleep on December 2, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 25, 2003, in Layton, UT, to Michael Jay Shuler of Sandy, UT, and Susan Marie Drinkard of Lexington Park, MD.
Though tragically young at death, Tyler squeezed many more years worth of vitality and experience out of his time than his 14 years of life would suggest. Tyler was born in Utah, where he lived for most of his life. By the time he was two, Tyler went around with a near perpetual smirk on his lips and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. If the family had any secrets before he could talk that secret died shortly thereafter. Tyler would gladly talk to any stranger in the store, on a plane, or at a playground and promptly lay the family's soul bare with his life story and the story of as many other family members as he could squeeze into a conversation.
Tyler's skills varied widely. They included but were not limited to: imitating flatulence with his limbs, great mathematical abilities, making his parents laugh and freaking out his siblings with his zombie impersonation. Tyler had his eye set on becoming a doctor and loved his time spent at the Utah Military Academy (UMA) in Ogden, UT, where he was a Naval Sea Cadet. He was an avid soccer player, enjoyed gaming with his friends, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing the flute. He was great with his younger cousins, who all adored him and couldn't wait to play with him.
Tyler had a special spirit and left a meaningful and unforgettable impression on his family and friends. Though he will be sorely missed, Tyler's memory will be a cherished treasure we will carry for the rest of our lives. Until we meet again dear Tyler.
In addition to his beloved parents, Michael and Susan; Tyler is also survived by siblings, Michael and Katlyn Shuler; step-brother, Kota Olmas; and half brother, Keean Shuler; grandparents: Jay and Kate Shuler, Rose Page, James Drinkard, Amaury Taranto and Marta Molisani; great-grandmother, Mary Anne Clark; step-parents, Priscila (Michael) Shuler, Jeff Emmert; and his mother's fianc^, Doug Heiser. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, and cousins, including: Michelle Drinkard (children, Jack and Violet), Amy and Lowell Krusinger (children: Brie, Gavin, and Jude), Jennifer Shuler, Devan and Jorianne Shuler (son, Leo), Dustin and Shaylynne Shuler (children: Ember, Oswyn, and Luna), Crystal Shuler, Jordan and Stormy Shuler (son, Desmond). He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Page; great-grandfather, Winifred L. Tom Clark; and uncle, Ben Clark; and great-grandparents, Hal and Carolyn Shuler, Jim and Mary Lou Durrant.
Family will receive friends on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT, and on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with the Funeral Services at 12 noon at the Willard Peak Chapel, 665 W. 7615 South, Willard, UT.
Interment will follow at Willard Cemetery in Willard, UT.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date for friends in St. Mary's County.
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