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Tanner Shea

October 30, 1992 - December 10, 2020 (28 years old)

Denver, Colorado


Tanner Shea Obituary

On the early morning of December 10th, 2020, Tanner Quizon Shea passed away at his home, at the age of 28.

Tanner was born on October 30, 1992 in Shiloh, IL to Dennis and Evelyn Shea. Being in a military family, Tanner moved around a few times, but got to enjoy his childhood to early adulthood in Aiea, HI. Tanner, a passionate aviator, flew as a commercial pilot for an aerial tour company in Los Angeles, and served an enlistment as a C-5 crew chief in the Air Force Reserves. In 2017, Tanner finally settled in Denver pursuing his career as a millwright. On June 20, 2020, he married Alexis Pira after spending eight years together, living in four major cities and adopting three rescue cats (Fred, Marlin and Vixen).

Outside of Tanner’s passion for aviation, he enjoyed travel and everything that life had to offer him. In more recent years, he enjoyed listening to music and learning how to play the piano. He loved learning about history and geography. He was known for his magnetic personality, his quick wit, his contagious laugh and his first class sense of humor.

He was preceded in his death by his grandpa, Richard “Dick” Shea and his grandma, Carol Shea.

He is survived by his wife Alexis, his parents Dennis and Evelyn, his brother Travis (Sarah Everly), his niece Addison, his step parents Esther Shea and Marty Wegener, and several cousins.

Memorial services planned for Summer of 2021 in Hawaii, depending upon covid restrictions at that time.



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January 4, 2021

Liz planted 10 trees

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December 31, 2020

Nio lit a candle

“In loving memory of Tanner Shea, He was one of few friends I made early in my high school. Tanner made my JROTC experience pretty fun and exciting. We would often do stupid stuff for a laugh and get in trouble then end up doing loads and loads of push ups. I miss you man. I'm glad I met you and we had good times together. Rest in peace brother.”

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December 29, 2020

Ben Bellavance lit a candle

“In loving memory of Tanner Shea, Someone so special will not be forgotten.”

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December 28, 2020

Sidnee and Sean planted 10 trees

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December 28, 2020

Uncle Larry and Aunt Mary 💕🙏🏻💕 planted 10 trees

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December 28, 2020

John Mark Cajalne lit a candle

“In loving memory of Tanner Shea, Tanner was one of my closest friends and oldest as well. He was the glue to our group and always brought everyone together. It hurts that I won't be able to text you stupid stuff anymore and have you replied with a stupid reply haha.. But honestly, we love you man and I can't thank you enough for all the memories and experiences. Till I see you again brother.”

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December 27, 2020

The Amayao Family planted 10 trees

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December 27, 2020

Morgan Day planted 10 trees

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December 27, 2020

Marlene Shiroma planted 10 trees

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December 27, 2020

Marlene Shiroma lit a candle

“Dennis, Esther, and Family, I’m so sorry to hear about Tanner’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Aloha, Marlene and Ohana.”

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December 27, 2020

Ashley & Garrett planted 10 trees

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December 27, 2020

Taylor & Nick planted 10 trees

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Words of sympathy

January 12, 2021

Jill Montgomery wrote a sympathy message

“I had the privilege to assist Tanner and Alexis in the purchase of their first home. It was an absolute honor to be part of a huge moment for them as a couple. I remember the wit and sarcasm Tanner showed impressed me. I also very much remember quite a gentleness to his seemingly old soul even though I didn’t get the chance to know him super well. I send love to the family, especially my dear friend Alexis. You are loved and lifted. Peace to you and so very sorry sweetness”

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December 29, 2020

Hokulani Gonda wrote a sympathy message

“Thank you for all of the great laughs and memories over the years. Thank you for always bringing the group together. We all miss you so much and promise to always get together for you. My condolences to your wife & family. Till we meet again.”

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December 28, 2020

Mary Tindle wrote a sympathy message

“Alexis and Tanner’s family. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you learn how to navigate the days ahead. Although we never met Tanner, we are sure that he was a great guy. Praying that you will always be able to cherish all of the memories that you have experienced with him here on earth. Love and Prayers.....Uncle Larry and Aunt Mary”

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December 27, 2020

Jaimie Aquino wrote a sympathy message

“Although I never got to meet Tanner, I knew how great of a person he was through Alexis. Seems like yesterday when we had the conversation about how we both had finally found “the one”. What a beautiful love to witness over the last 8 years. We are keeping Tanner’s loved ones in our thoughts & prayers through this difficult time. Sending our deepest condolences. . - Jaimie, Matthew, & Braxton”

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December 27, 2020

Kelly Banks wrote a sympathy message

“We are deeply grieved to hear of Tanners passing. Words cannot express how sorry we are that this happened. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Tanner. We are praying for you all during this difficult time. With love from Superior, Joey, Cheryl, Kelly, Jamie & Brad”

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December 27, 2020

Tamara Mason wrote a sympathy message

“I never had the privilege of knowing Tanner personally however knew of him and his wonderful personality through his wife, Alexis. My most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. Love from Toronto, Canada.”

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December 27, 2020

solomon espinas wrote a sympathy message

“LOVE FROM TANNER'S HAWAII FAMILIES”

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