Welcome to the memorial page for

Shayna "Shay-Bug" Ernest

October 15, 1997 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 22)

Surrounded by her loved ones, Shayna Michelle Ernest, 22, went to her heavenly home on May 18, 2020.

Shayna blessed the world with her presence on October 15, 1997.  Doctors warned her parents that they may only hold her precious life in their arms for a matter of moments, but Shayna proved them wrong, did the impossible, and brought joy and inspiration to all who knew her for more than two decades. 

What many might see as insurmountable obstacles were merely challenges for Shayna to overcome. Her strength, perseverance, determination and unconditional love served as an inspiration of how to live our best lives for all who had the privilege to encounter her.

Shayna will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile, contagious laugh and loving embrace. She loved snuggling with her mom and dad, reading books, and going on long drives while snacking on Cheetos. She had a zest for life and spirit that uplifted everyone she met, and her light brightened all those around her.  She will be so deeply missed by those she has left behind, but who find comfort that she will be welcomed in heaven by many loved ones who have gone before her.

Shayna was born in Colorado Springs and lived her entire life here.  She served as the local ambassador for Children’s Hospital for several years, helping others as she had been helped.  Even in her passing she continues to serve others with life-giving generosity in the form of organ donation. Her life serves as a constant reminder that miracles do happen.

Shayna is survived by her parents, Edd and Susie Ernest, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In order to accommodate social distancing related to Covid19, in lieu of formal services, Shayna's family will be having an open house memorial on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Please contact the family or the funeral home for the address.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any of the following:  The Resource Exchange ( or Donor Alliance (

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