Saturday, January 2, 2010
Shirley Jeanne Nelson Maynes 1929-2009
From the Deseret News:
Shirley Jeanne Nelson Maynes 1929 ~ 2009 Shirley Jeanne Nelson Maynes returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on December 28, 2009. She will be happily reunited with her parents, relatives, friends and her beloved grandfather.Born February 26, 1929 in Murray, Utah to William Albert Nelson and Isabell Hardcastle. She lived in Sandy, Utah her entire life. Shirley graduated from Jordan High School in 1947 and attended both the University of Utah and the Brigham Young University. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shirley served in many ward and stake positions. She became a "Golden Gleaner" in 1952. Shirley was devoted to the Mormon Battalion Association and Auxiliary. In 1991 she began 11 years service as the National Auxiliary President. Her goal was to honor and remember the "Women of the Battalion." Shirley wrote the following books concerning these women: "Five Hundred Wagons Stood Still," "Families With the Battalion March 1846 to 1848" and "Third Edition of Women of the Battalion." Shirley was a member of the Utah Trails Consortium and Chairperson of Pioneer Park/Fort Restoration Committee. Shirley received three service awards from the Sesquicentennial Committee during the 1997 celebration. Shirley married Gaylen Despain Maynes on March 17, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Michael G. Maynes (Melanie), living in Valdez, Alaska; Bruce J. Maynes, living in Sandy, Utah; and his twin, Bryan W. Maynes, living in Sandy, Utah; seven grandchildren, Clint J. Maynes, Ryan J. Maynes (Kortnie), Natalee J. Maynes, Corinne J. Maynes, Ashlee J. Maynes Peterson (Brandon), Andrea M. Stewart (Brian), and Jaron M. Maynes; and six great-grandchildren, Weslee, Deidre, Corwin, Caleb, Olivia and Hailey; and the adopted family of Fred and Wendy Kat and their three children, Amberie (Sam) Fehr, Errissa and Chadsen from Chino Hills, Calif. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Maxine (Owen) Allmendinger, and Sandra (George) Park. Funeral services will be held at the Mount Jordan 1st Ward, 8950 S. 400 E., Sandy, Utah on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Afterward Shirley will be laid to rest in the Sandy City Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Midvale, UT on Sunday, January 3 from 6-8:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church before the funeral from 10-10:45 a.m. Shirley was loved, honored and respected for her service and dedication. All who knew Shirley will miss her. Her family wishes to express a special thank you to Sunbrook Hospice and all the medical personnel who helped her through her fight with pancreatic cancer. We are also grateful for the strength and support of our many friends, relatives and neighbors who stood with us during this battle.