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Shauna Leigh Schultz

January 25, 1980 –
 November 15, 2022

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Shauna Leigh Schultz passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the age of 42 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on January 25, 1980 in Houston, Texas, beloved by her parents John & Gayle Schultz and adored by big brother Jason. She grew up in Orange, Texas, graduating from Little Cypress Mauriceville High School in 1998 and then continued the family legacy, graduating from Texas A&M University, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2002. (Whoop!) 

Shauna began her teaching career at White Rock Elementary and later became an integral part of Lake Highlands Elementary. A passionate advocate for her elementary students, Shauna kept in touch with many of them throughout their lives, cheering for them at sporting events, attending extracurricular activities and even college graduations. Her enthusiasm and passion for her students was authentic and genuine, and she could always be counted on for encouragement, support, and wisdom. Once you were one of Shauna’s people, she loved you through it all. 

Shauna loved Harry Potter, and 80’s and 90’s music (especially New Kids on the Block), and spending time with her family. She made so many happy memories at the lake house – jet skiing, making s’mores by the cowboy fire, or just sitting on the porch with her dad, watching the sunset and listening to music. But her greatest passion in life was her two beautiful children, Brandon and Shelby. Being their mom was the most important job in the world to her, and she loved every single moment of it. She loved seeing Brandon’s curiosity grow, and the kindness of Shelby’s heart. She protected them with everything she had. 

The past few years presented Shauna with myriad challenges. She battled through cancer treatment, health issues, and many complications. But throughout it all, her smile never faltered. She stayed brave, kind, loving, and optimistic. She was loved and admired by many before this difficult journey, but the perseverance of her spirit in the face of these trials is a true inspiration. The family is grateful for all of the love and support from the community. You lifted her up and continue to lift us up during our grief. 

Shauna was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Byford Sealy and paternal grandparents Cynthia Schultz and Charles Schultz. She is survived by her wonderful children, Brandon and Shelby Breeckner; parents John & Gayle Schultz of College Station, Texas; brother Jason Schultz (Ashley Evans) of Houston, Texas; her Mammaw JoAnn Sealy of Andrews, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, students, and her two fur babies Lily and James. 

A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, 9015 Plano Rd, Dallas, TX 75238 (enter off McCree Rd). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Shauna’s name to East Lake Pet Orphanage or UT Southwestern Medical Center – Kidney Transplant Clinic.  

Funeral

November 27, 2022
2:00 pm
Great Hall at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church
9015 Plano Rd, Dallas, TX 75238
5 Thoughts on Shauna Leigh Schultz
    Aunt Terri and Uncle Matt
    21 Nov 2022
    10:57am

    The family is devastated. 💔
    We will miss you so much Shauna and know that you will live on through Brandon and Shelby and the countless people that you have touched and inspired.
    We know that you reside and rejoice in the most holy place now, with your Heavenly Father and those gone before you. 💜
    There is a village of family and friends to support, encourage and guide Brandon and Shelby through their lives. I know you be their angel constantly by their side and speaking wisdom and encouragement into their minds and hearts.💜👼🏼🙏
    We love you forever sweet niece.🥰

    Amy Davis
    21 Nov 2022
    11:17am

    I have fond memories of Shauna throughout high school and the Honey Bears days! She was funny, smart and kind. My sympathies and thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this time, especially her children.

    Robyn Waddy
    21 Nov 2022
    12:21pm

    Shauna-we may have grown apart after high school but I will always remember the good times and your sweet smile. You were a great friend and you will be missed. Sending all of my thoughts and prayers to your family and your beautiful children.

    Debbie and Ed Fry
    26 Nov 2022
    12:05pm

    A shining example of huge courage and persistence whilst continuing on with great love for her children, her family, her students- that is how I think of Shauna. As a friend and neighbor of her parents,Gayle and John, I only met her a few times, but she will ever be an inspiration! What a beautiful image I will always have in my thoughts of Shauna!
    And may this affirmation shared with me in a grieving time bring us all comfort in this most difficult time, »Where Love is we can always meet, and where Love is, we can never part. »

    Xyz
    26 Nov 2022
    4:11pm

    Your departure devasted many lives. Shauna, you were so young and pretty. May your legend continue as we cherish the beautiful memories you left behind – Acts 24:15

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