Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Veteran - Shawn Lee Malueg

Shawn Lee Malueg
June 14, 1982 - May 2, 2007

Shawn Lee Malueg, 24, of Farmington, passed from this life Wednesday, May 2, 2007, in Gunnison, Colo. He was born June 14, 1982, in Grand Junction, Colo. He moved to San Juan County in 2005 and attended San Juan College. Shawn was employed by Sakura Engineering.

He was in the Army from 2001 to 2004, HHC 1st 36th ARMD Inf/1st ARMD Div EU. During his stay in the Army he received Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge (Driver-w-Bar), Army Lapel Button, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. His rank was Specialist E4.

Shawn's hobbies were snow boarding, video gaming, repelling, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, boating and running.

He is survived by Fiancee, Jodene R. Bailon; his dog, Peaches; the Bailon family; all of the staff of Sakura Engineering; many friends at San Juan College; and all of his Army family.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. He thenwill be laid to rest at Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors by his unit in Iraq and VFW Post 2182.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Sakura Engineering Company and the Martins for all their support during this time. "


Deborah groshong said...

I believe this is the biological brother of my adopted son--Christopher Gareett brown, born 3/31/1984. We would appreciate any information about Shawn or his parents. Shawn and Christopher have never met. Christopher is interested in hai biological heretage and his parents.
Debbie-adopted 'mom'

Mesa Wendy said...

Deborah -- please get in touch with me at wourpet @

neolife said...

Chris was reunited with his biological father,and Step brothers and sisters over Christmas 2009, His brother, and My Son, Shawn served honorably, and I forever owe a debt for that part of freedom he preserved for myself and family. I miss him and never a day goes by that I don't think of him and am thankful for the stand he took for freedom.

Unknown said...

It has been 9 years, This is memorial week end 2016, no day goes by that he is not remembered and missed. The article about Shawn does not mention his immediate family because the source of the information was given by his girlfriends family, who unfortunately we never got to know very well, even though Shawn and Jodene had planned to be married. and my family only met her a few times, the last was in January 0f 2007, the last time I saw Shawn.The last thing we did together was help a friend finish moving his family from college housing after he graduated. The last time i talked a long time over the Phone in April he had been doing very well, was buying a house, doing great in his mechanical engineering class. He would have been 25 June 14, (Flag Day) 2016. I am spending this day alone, as far as my family is up snowboarding, Shawn got them started driving hundreds of miles to take them with him. I am still mourning dealing with loss, but finding all hope in renewed faith through Jesus Christ. Shawn practiced his faith in great generosity; I would not want to believe he died in vain because the war was not over for him when he returned... his death has been related to PTSD, but truly I don't know, what I do know is that when he announced he was going to join the army, I told him if you are to become a soldier, become a good one, and he was. May God bless all who serve this day, and their families, who miss them while they are gone, especially those who can not see them this side eternity anymore.

Scott Malueg said...

I'm new to posting on 'blogs' etc. but my name is Scott Malueg and I'm Shawn Lee Malueg's father, (titled:' Unknown said" in the above comment starting with it has been 9 years,...) Sorry about the oversight, I apologize.