The family of JoLyn Shumway Nodal would like to let you know that her work on earth is done. On Thursday, October 29, 2020 she left on a trip she has waited for her whole life. A trip that was worth the wait. She's now having a grand reunion with her parents, Arthur Ray and Ardith Zufelt Shumway and her brother Dick Ray, sister, Heidi and her beloved granddaughter Serenity "Rennie Ren" Spencer, along with many other family and friends.
JoLyn was born on April 21, 1949 in Moab, Utah. Her mother died when she was 13 years old and that's when she started working hard, helping with her siblings, and then after high school graduation, trying to find her place in the world. Her life was fulfilled with hard work but she took pride in being able to do a job well and quickly. She went to college and learned new trades trying to provide for her 3 children. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandkids and embraced every moment with them.
In the fall of 1986 they came to Show Low, Arizona and stayed. She worked construction and then cosmetology. Always loving people, trying to do her best. She looked for ways to serve and wanted to help them heal. JoLyn was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was firm and strong in her faith. Reminding her kids to do what was right and they would be blessed. JoLyn married Robert "Bob" Nodal on March 28, 2009, he worked hard to make her life easier.
Her example lives on in the lives of her husband Bob; sons, Waylon (Patti) and Blue (Tamera); daughter, Tara (Tony); 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Merrill (Renie), Kevin (Laurie), Bud (Melissa); sisters, Pandora (Paul), Shane, Vickie (Clayton); her dear aunts, Joan and Doris and numerous cousins.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Linden Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (971 Timberland Road, Show Low, AZ).
The family would like to thank Hospice Compassus for and Dr. Goodman for their amazing care and kindess.