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Lizzy Shelley To Be Laid To Rest Tuesday, Community Honors Her With Rainbow Bows Around The City


Over the weekend families in Logan gathered with their children to show support for the family of Lizzy Shelley. The 5-year-old was found dead after she went missing. Her uncle has been charged in the case.

Lizzy's mother, Jessica Whipple, spoke about her daughter at a candlelight vigil Saturday. Sunday, the Cache County Children's Justice Center and Families Feeding Families joined with parents who helped their children make rainbow-colored bows to be displayed throughout Logan Tuesday when Lizzy will be laid to rest. 

The public is invited to join in memorial services beginning this evening (Monday) for a viewing at Nyman Funeral Home. Another public viewing is scheduled for Tuesday from 11-1 p.m., followed by funeral service.  Internment will be in the Logan City Cemetery at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, who is accused of taking Lizzy from her home and hiding her body, will be in court today. He has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Elizabeth Shelley. County prosecutors are seeking life in prison without parole for Whipple after agreeing to a plea deal to convince Whipple to disclose the whereabouts of his nieces body.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.