Dr. Shari Rae Linn Quai was born on the fourth of July 1982. She kept her spirit of celebration every day of her life and left an indelible mark. She passed on the twenty sixth of April after a courageous battle against cancer. Shari believed in the power of knowledge. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing at BYU and her CNRA from Westminster College where a lifelong dedication to medicine was instilled.

Once diagnosed with stage 4, colorectal cancer, she became an advocate for anyone with cancer and founded Aive Aesthetics and Wellness. At Aive, Shari believed and encouraged everyone to be healthy and beautiful. Shari had many challenges in her life and experienced each as a sacred opportunity to grow. This positive attribute drew people to her and kept them there.

Shari’s greatest love is her family- her husband Josh and her children, Lily, Vienna, and McCade. We are comforted to believe that she is now reunited with her daughter Eve Rose who passed in 2017. She is survived by her parents Michael Linn/Michele, Patricia Dougherty, and her brothers- Tyler, Chris, Jacob, and Jordan.

Shari had a legendary zest for life which continues as her legacy. Few people have lived their life as fully as Shari. Her intellect, beauty and vibrant love touched thousands. She cast a beautiful light wherever she went and those who were lucky enough to run in her circles knew they were in the presence of someone special. A break in our hearts is left with her passing but will not be as deep, thanks to the memories we each have and the love she showed all of us.

We love you, Shari.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 13th at South Mountain Community Church, 14216 Bangerter Parkway. Viewing will be 11am-12:30pm and the celebration of life starts at 1pm. And also: Sunday June 4 at The Bible Club in Sellwood in Portland, Oregon from noon to 4pm.

A memorial fund is at gofundme/Shari Quai.

Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, May. 13, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
South Mountian Community Chruch
14216 Bangerter Parkway
draper, UT 84020

Family

  • Survived By
  • Josh Quai, Husband
  • Lily Wroblewski, Daughter
  • Vienna Quai, Daughter
  • McCade Quai, Son
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Eve Quai, Daughter

Life Story Info

Author

Josh Quai

Post Date

May 07, 2023

Contribute

Personal Info

Born

Portland, Oregon, United States

Died

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Cause of Death

Cancer

Age

40

Gender

Female

Lived

  • Draper, Utah, United States

Religion and Beliefs

Christian

Occupation

Medicine & Healthcare

Worked For

  • Aive Asthetics & Wellness - Founder

Education

  • Bachelor's
    Brigham Young University
  • Doctorate
    Westminster College
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Guestbook

My heart broke this evening when I found out about Shari. My relationship with Shari began one morning at the gym when she (the most beautiful woman I had ever seen) came up to me after I had taught a class and asked what she could do to get in better shape. I laughed because here is the most kind, humble, stunning woman I had ever met asking me of all people. From then on I looked forward to our chats and silly conversations about life, education, our daughters named Lily, family etc and this continued for years. I may not know Shari as well as most, but the continual glow and humility she displayed towards everyone she interacted with is forever imprinted in my mind as if it was yesterday and this will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Much love.

Amy Dewey , springville, UT, US Jul 18, 2023

My heart broke this evening when I found out about Shari. My relationship with Shari began one morning at the gym when she (the most beautiful woman I had ever seen) came up to me after I had taught a class and asked what she could do to get in better shape. I laughed because here is the most kind, humble, stunning woman I had ever met asking me of all people. From then on I looked forward to our chats and silly conversations about life, education, our daughters named Lily, family etc and this continued for years. I may not know Shari as well as most, but the continual glow and humility she displayed towards everyone she interacted with is forever imprinted in my mind as if it was yesterday and this will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Much love.

Amy Dewey , springville, UT, US Jul 18, 2023

My heart broke this evening when I found out about Shari. My relationship with Shari began one morning at the gym when she (the most beautiful woman I had ever seen) came up to me after I had taught a class and asked what she could do to get in better shape. I laughed because here is the most kind, humble, stunning woman I had ever met asking me of all people. From then on I looked forward to our chats and silly conversations about life, education, our daughters named Lily, family etc and this continued for years. I may not know Shari as well as most, but the continual glow and humility she displayed towards everyone she interacted with is forever imprinted in my mind as if it was yesterday and this will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Much love.

Amy Dewey , springville, UT, US Jul 18, 2023

My heart broke this evening when I found out about Shari. My relationship with Shari began one morning at the gym when she (the most beautiful woman I had ever seen) came up to me after I had taught a class and asked what she could do to get in better shape. I laughed because here is the most kind, humble, stunning woman I had ever met asking me of all people. From then on I looked forward to our chats and silly conversations about life, education, our daughters named Lily, family etc and this continued for years. I may not know Shari as well as most, but the continual glow and humility she displayed towards everyone she interacted with is forever imprinted in my mind as if it was yesterday and this will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Much love.

Amy Dewey , springville, UT, US Jul 18, 2023

My heart broke this evening when I found out about Shari. My relationship with Shari began one morning at the gym when she (the most beautiful woman I had ever seen) came up to me after I had taught a class and asked what she could do to get in better shape. I laughed because here is the most kind, humble, stunning woman I had ever met asking me of all people. From then on I looked forward to our chats and silly conversations about life, education, our daughters named Lily, family etc and this continued for years. I may not know Shari as well as most, but the continual glow and humility she displayed towards everyone she interacted with is forever imprinted in my mind as if it was yesterday and this will continue to motivate me for the rest of my life. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Much love.

Amy Dewey , springville, UT, US Jul 18, 2023

Sherri was a great inspiration always looking for the next way to cure her cancer

Liz Welch Jul 10, 2023

You will always be remembered for your kindness caring and love. You will always be in my ❤. God bless all the family.

Paula Clarke May 14, 2023

Followed you on Instagram and prayed so hard you would be healed. Will continue to pray that the Lord gives Josh the strength to carry on especially with raising your beautiful children.

I will be contributing to the go fund me so that he has the means to ease his financial burden.

Gone, but definitely not forgotten 💋❤️

Beverly Dowling

Beverly M Dowling , Osterville, MA, US May 13, 2023

Dear Quai family

I am so saddened for you and your children. You both were such a beautiful couple. Literally I promise you, that you and the kids will be OK. Children are resilient. She was so beautiful gorgeous in and out. I followed her for over a year and saw the amazing things that she has accomplished in her lifetime. You have a lot to be proud of. She sent a beautiful example to all who knew her, especially her babies.

Roni Marr , Denison, TX, US May 13, 2023

I’m so sorry for your loss!! Following Shari for over 3 years.

Beautiful, SMART woman!! So thankful for her knowledge, and sharing it.

Praying for your family!

Machelle Hundt , Murfreesboro, TN, US May 12, 2023

You were amazing

Tom Holder , Folsom , CA, US May 11, 2023

I am so sorry for the loss of Shari, she truly left an indelible mark on this world. She was such a bright light and I know her strength will be with you and your children while you’re going through impossible grief.

I remember meeting you at my house the morning after Hutch died. I appreciated so much that you came to see me, and you came to the hospital when Lola was born.

I know you are surrounded by family and friends who are giving love and support. I saw Shari a few times at Aive, and each time she talked to me as if we had been friends forever. She was absolutely radiant. You have been in my thoughts constantly and I’m sending love and light to you and your family. Kara Henrie

Kara Henrie , Centerville, UT, US May 11, 2023

I am so sorry for the loss of Shari, she truly left an indelible mark on this world. She was such a bright light and I know her strength will be with you and your children while you’re going through impossible grief.

I remember meeting you at my house the morning after Hutch died. I appreciated so much that you came to see me, and you came to the hospital when Lola was born.

I know you are surrounded by family and friends who are giving love and support. I saw Shari a few times at Aive, and each time she talked to me as if we had been friends forever. She was absolutely radiant. You have been in my thoughts constantly and I’m sending love and light to you and your family. Kara Henrie

Kara Henrie , Centerville, UT, US May 11, 2023

My heart is broken at the loss of Shari. I’m a stranger thru IG and have followed her courageous battle against cancer while watching her beauty and grace love all in her life, especially her husband and kids. She fought for them. The strongest woman I’ve ever “known”. May you live in peace pain free dancing in the stars forever, beautiful Shari. ❤️

Kathleen G , Illinois , IL, US May 10, 2023

I will always remember Shari's unwavering kindness and positive outlook on life. While I haven't seen Shari in a few years, I was always inspired by her endless ability to find joy in every moment, show kindness to literally every person she came in contact with, and her deep love for the people in her life.

Shari, you are gone too soon, but what a courageous fight you fought! You will continue to be a light and inspiration. Sending my love to your family, and especially to your sweet kids and husband. We know you'll be sending your love and light from above.

Janell Dean , Orem, UT, US May 10, 2023

All the hundreds of comments and condolences are all alike in that they speak of how Shari touched everyone just by being who she was. And I would say the same. She was absolutely amazing. The comments about her are meant to be comforting, but all those wonderful things about her are the very reasons she will be missed so much. The very reasons the pain of her loss must be unbearable . I have no words— except I’m incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all every single day as your bear this grief .I am so very sorry. 😔💔

Shari S. , Nashville , TN, US May 09, 2023

I’m not even quite sure how I found Shari but I was living in Sandy Utah and was diagnosed with stage 3 endometrial cancer. Like Shari, I have 3 young children. I have always been so inspired by her strength and she helped me through some very rough times in my journey. Everyday I looked for an update on her journey. I’ve chatted w her on her “lives”….I just wanted her to win so bad! I’m so heartbroken. I honestly thought about flying to Utah to be present for her celebration of life…this is how much she means to me!! As the days pass, I hope her family can find peace. I know it has to be a big bright spot missing but I’m so happy she has so many great friends and family. They will help ease the pain of her loss. Shari, I hope you will watch over us and I know you are still there for your children…..always will be! ❤️ Tanya

Tanya & Todd Norman , Hillsboro, MO, US May 09, 2023

I’m not even quite sure how I found Shari but I was living in Sandy Utah and was diagnosed with stage 3 endometrial cancer. Like Shari, I have 3 young children. I have always been so inspired by her strength and she helped me through some very rough times in my journey. Everyday I looked for an update on her journey. I’ve chatted w her on her “lives”….I just wanted her to win so bad! I’m so heartbroken. I honestly thought about flying to Utah to be present for her celebration of life…this is how much she means to me!! As the days pass, I hope her family can find peace. I know it has to be a big bright spot missing but I’m so happy she has so many great friends and family. They will help ease the pain of her loss. Shari, I hope you will watch over us and I know you are still there for your children…..always will be! ❤️ Tanya

Tanya & Todd Norman , Hillsboro, MO, US May 09, 2023

Like many, I’m sure I too found beautiful Shari on IG. Her smile, encouragement, lust for life & family were evident. I too just lost my beautiful sister, Jenn 5 months ago to the same freaking type of cancer. Jenn & I both discovered Shari’s page & felt so connected. We tried many things because she did. Can I say, high dose vitamin C! :)

Shari’s energy transferred through the screen. I suspect she has probably always been beyond this world ✨. So, I’m in throws of missing someone very important to me too, & I simply extend out my virtual hugs to her husband, children, family & many friends. My gosh, my impression is that you’ve all always been touched by Angel 🎶 with having had Shari in your lives 💛

Stay strong & keep your eyes up to the skies ✨💪🏼

Zshawn Nine , Tampa, FL, US May 09, 2023

My most sincere condolences for your beautiful family. I can't imagine the sorrow you are all feeling. But I know you take comfort in knowing you had many beautiful years and that you were blessed to have the time together that you did. Your children will be her legacy, and she will live on through them. I wish you comfort and love in this hard time.

Holly Stirling , Sandy, UT, US May 09, 2023

Josh and family we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife, and sister in- law. Although I didn’t know Shari personally I followed her on Instagram after my sister in-law was diagnosed with the same cancer. She was an amazing woman who fought so hard to stay with her family and to help others. SHe was a beautiful soul inside and out. Our prayers for her will now we said for you Josh and your little family. We love you and wish you and your family peace and understanding. Love The Robbins family

Cynthia Robbins May 09, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Shari personally, I followed her life on her social media and what a strong women she is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Josh, I send my love and a big hug!

Leslie Eddlemon May 08, 2023

Sending love to Josh and family. Our hearts are sad to hear this news. You are wonderful people who have brought joy and happiness into others lives. Hoping you find peace.

Love,

The Jensen's

Chris and Nadine Jensen , Ogden, UT, US May 08, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to Shari’s family. I have been following for a couple of years and admired her for her strength. Every time I saw her on Instagram I cried, but was so happy for her. I honestly thought she was going to do this. I thought she was going to beat it. I have never seen anyone like her and I wish I had the courage and strength that she had . She was an inspiration to us all and she will be missed. I miss not hearing her speak. I miss not seeing her.. I know God is with you all right now wrapping his arms around you. Please keep us all informed how your life is going.. may God be with you love you all❤️🙏

Cynthia Daum , Menifee, CA, US May 08, 2023

I came across her IG a while back and Shari became quickly (and still is) suck a big inspiration to me both as a mother/wife and as a person❣️

Sending you all prayers from Sweden🇸🇪❤️

Charlotte May 08, 2023

I met Shari through Kari Truett, Shari was always so positive when we would text. We made her a special port pillow to go on her seat belt for her port for chemotherapy. She was so appreciative.

I have learned so much from Shari about Health and Cancer and as a beautiful human. I even got my first Colonoscopy because of her!

Shari made you want to be a better person.

Love you Shari, you legacy will live on in your beautiful family. Josh you and the kids and her family and friends are still in our prayers. Hugs from Gardnerville, NV

Dayleen Weaver , Gardnerville , NV, US May 07, 2023

Josh, praying for your family. I’m very sorry for your loss

JJ Jaggers , Denver, CO, US May 07, 2023

I found Shari on IG she popped up on my feed and I instantly feel in Love with her and her beloved family .May she Rest in peace 🙏

Sending myDeepest sympathy

To her husband and children 🙏❤️

Kathy saglania , Temecula, CA, US May 07, 2023

I never actually had the honor of meeting Shari in person. However, working in aesthetics and Stage IV cancer survivor, Shari’s thirst for knowledge and unwavering courage spoke to me very deeply. I honestly feel if she had been given more time, she would have been victorious over her cancers. I felt her compassion, faith and vibrancy for life so vividly. Her legacy will continue to make such a huge impact in the world and I hope we all honor her by trying, in our own individual lives, to use her as a role model. I know she was heartbroken to leave her beautiful children and the love of her life Josh, but she crammed in so much in her short time on this earth and has and will continue to have such an uplifting impact on all of us. God bless you all and sincere thanks for sharing Shari, her journey and this emotional time with us all. Catharine Stanworth

Catharine Stanworth , Oak Point, TX, US May 07, 2023

Heaven gained a whole lot of love and a beautiful angel. God bless Shari’s family and hug each other every day for Shari. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lynne Carlotto , Pittsfield , MA, US May 07, 2023

Oh Shari, you were my very first friend when I moved here in 2014. You were sunshine in human form. Thank you for all you’ve taught me. Thank you for lifting me up. Thank you for being my friend. I am most grateful for the phone call three weeks before you passed because I had the opportunity to tell you one last time how much I love you❤️ Rest peacefully in God’s arms beautiful.

Roxanne Lewallen , Draper, UT, US May 07, 2023

Rest in peace beautiful angel. You fought a valiant fight to the very end. Thankyou for sharing your journey with all of us. Now you rest in the arms of the angels.

Judy Edwards , Marine City, MI, US May 07, 2023

Timeline


  • 2010
  • 2015

    Honeymoon

  • 2020
  • 2021

    family photo 2021