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Amy Sue Starks

February 19, 1976 — February 26, 2024

Our beloved Wife, Mother, and Daughter, Amy Sue Starks, passed from this plane of existence peacefully on February 26th, 2024. She was surrounded by her family and was suffering no more pain.

Amy was born on February 19, 1976, in Provo, Utah to Phyllis Ann Chilcott. At an early age, Amy became very adept in literature, which became a lasting passion throughout her entire life. She was able to recite “The Wreck of the Hesperus” at age 10. If there was any downtime, you would likely find Amy’s face buried in a book absorbing history, immersing herself in a classic novel, or being whisked away in a fantasy.

She graduated from Hunter High School, in West Valley City, UT in 1994. There, she further demonstrated her love of literature and poetry, but also developed a passion for speech and debate,winning many awards.

In 1998, Amy went to work for Chili’s in West Valley, as a waitress. There she noticed another waiter who couldn’t take his eyes off her. A true love had alas blossomed, and she married David Starks in 1999. David immediately adopted Amy’s daughter, Tessa. Later adding to the family, Andrew, Aidan, and Charlie.

Amy and her family finally settled down in Davis County, Utah, where she had a wonderful, fulfilling career as a 911 Dispatcher for Clearfield City beginning in 2008 and Weber County beginning in 2022. It is not surprising that this was a career she would end up in, as she would go to great lengths to always help someone in need. She truly touched countless lives.

Amy, a radiant soul with an abundance of passions including group fitness, crafts, camping, cooking, and gardening, embraced life with boundless joy. Her greatest source of happiness was the role of a devoted mother, both to her wonderful children who she had the opportunity to raise in a loving home, and the cherished ones she had loved and treated as her own. Amy had an extraordinary talent for turning any gathering into a celebration, leaving an unforgettable mark on the hearts of everyone she encountered. Her infectious smile and lively spirit created an atmosphere of warmth and friendship. Words fall short of capturing the magnitude of the positive impact she made through her remarkable actions. Amy’s life is a testament to the beauty of embracing passions, fostering connections, and spreading joy.

Amy was preceded in death by her father Daniel. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, David, her daughter Tessa, her sons Andrew (Haylie), Aidan, and Charlie, and her mother Phyllis.

The family would like to thank the surgeons and staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the staff at Utah Cancer Specialists, the staff at Gamma West Cancer Services, the staff at START Center for Cancer Care (trials). All your expertise, efforts, kindness, and love gave our sweet Amy over 6 wonderful years with us that we may otherwise not have gotten. We would also like to thank IHC Hospice for their love and kindness and for making her transition comfortable. A very special thanks go to the staff and members of PARC for employing Amy as a fitness and activity facilitator. She loved everybody there so much and it broke her heart to say goodbye.

In lieu of a funeral, we celebrated Amy’s life, with her in attendance, in a beautiful celebration where she was able to say, “hello and see you soon” to all her friends (the family that she got to pick).

Amy’s spirit remained unbroken, even as her body battled this heartbreaking disease. Until we see her again, please don’t be sad that she’s gone, be grateful that we got to love her while she was here.

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