Aurora  Shanks
Aurora  Shanks

Obituary of Aurora Dae Shanks

Angelica – Aurora Dae Shanks, 12 years of age, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2019 at her home in Angelica. 


Aurora was born June 16, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado the daughter of Misty Elk.  She resided in Colorado for a couple years and at 5 years old she moved to Angelica with her mother.  Aurora was a student at Genesee Valley School District in Belmont.  She enjoyed school and consistently achieved good grades.   Aurora participated in the school choir; the chess club; a member of Girls on the Run and was going to be on the track team in the spring.  Her hobbies were many as she enjoyed reading; writing; treasured spending time at the library; loved singing and climbing trees, especially going to the top of the very tall pine trees at her home!  She also enjoyed attending the dirt track races at Woodhull!  Aurora was a child that was loved and cared about and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.


Aurora was pre-deceased by her grandfather, Neil Fox; her great-uncle Richard “Ricky”Short; and her great-grandfather, Richard Short. She is survived by her mother, Misty Shanks (Eric “Gonzo” Child) of Angelica; her grandparents, Bonnie (Jerry) Yingling of Angelica; Don and Ellen Shanks of CO; her great-grandmother, Donna Short of Wayland; her uncles, Devan DiFrancesco of OH and James Adams of Atlanta; her aunt Holly Adams of Syracuse; several cousins; along with many friends and staff within the Genesee Valley School District and the communities of Angelica, Belmont and Belfast.


Aurora's family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019 at 4pm, at the Belfast United Methodist Church, 2 Chapel St., Belfast, NY.  Interment and committal prayers were private and took place at the Village Cemetery in Wayland, NY. 

Memorial Service

Wednesday December 11, 2019 ~ 4pm ~ Belfast United Methodist Church ~ 2 Chapel St., Belfast, NY
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