Michelle (Menlove) Schack passed away peacefully in her home on February 27th, 2021, by the light of the full moon.

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She was born July 31st, 1949, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Clyde Harold Menlove and La Rea Utley Menlove. She graduated from Highland High School, and she was an avid reader.

Michelle married Claude Leigh Schack on June 14th, 1969, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they went on to have two children, Buffy and Melissa. The couple has had a long and happy marriage, complete with no homicide.

Michelle’s other baby was a pottery business which she ran for 25 years, Stone Age Crafts. She was an accomplished potter and sculptor, and she loved living and promoting the arts. After Stone Age, she went on to work for Utah Transit Authority (UTA).

A lover of animals, Michelle was always kind and generous to those around her but known for her clay voodoo dolls of those who displeased her.

Silly and fun until the end, we will miss our wife and mother.

Michelle is survived by her husband and two daughters as well as her son-in-law, David, and two grandchildren, Marley and Harper.

Due to this detested plague, a memorial will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Best Friends Animal Society of Utah.


  • Survived By
  • Claude Leigh Schack, Husband
  • Buffy, Daughter
  • Melissa, Daughter
  • David, Son-in-Law
  • Marley, Granddaughter
  • Harper, Grandson

Life Story Info

Post Date

Feb 27, 2021


Personal Info


Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States


West Valley City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Advanced Dementia



Worked For

  • Stone Age Crafts
  • Utah Transit Authority


  • High School
    Highland High
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Beloved Michelle, know that you 'have always and 'will always' be in my heart. We learned so much together and have adventures that were amazing. I always loved your family and the beauty of your soul.

When You and Leigh met, it felt as if you were born to be together. And the truth is, you were. A wonderful man and glorious woman shared a life journey of adventure, love and devotion. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious soul... then I remember that 'you are only a breath away.' May you be blessed with Joy and Peace and Song on the 'Other Side of Life.'

Leigh and Family; I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry I did not see your loss until now. You are a family who blessed and loved your wife and mother and grandmother. Your devotion and care and heart-fires' will long burn long and strong. Thank You for who you all Are. Magnificent examples!

Pamela Shields (Lloyd) , Salt Lake City, UT, US Jul 15, 2021

Leigh, my days at Stone Age Craft were so special. You and Michele hold a special place in my heart.

Betsy Smith Mar 09, 2021

So sorry to learn of Shelly’s passing. I still have a pottery colander in my kitchen that she made and was a gift from my son Scott. Blessings to the family.

Barbara Brox Ciboci , Sunnyvale, CA, US Mar 09, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to Shelly's family. May peace be with you all.

Gloria Utley , Joseph, UT, US Mar 08, 2021

We remember the days when Martha Schack and Mary George were fast friends, and the days of Stone Age. We’re sorry and a bit nostalgic for those very old days, when Michelle and Leigh were young parents, and Martha and Karl were grandparents of their children.

Ann and David George , Heber , UT, US Mar 01, 2021

I will always remember Michelle with a twinkle in her eye and a knowing grin on her face. I believe she loved nothing better than to laugh.

Joyedian45@yahoo.com , Salt lake, UT, US Feb 27, 2021

So sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a delightful person who had a wonderful family.

Mary Thiel , Portland OR, OR, US Feb 27, 2021