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In Memory

Mary Jane Jarman (Weyher)

Mary Jane Jarman (Weyher)

12/26/47 ~ 6/27/18
"Love you to the Moon…and back"
Mary Jane Jarman Weyher passed away peacefully following a 25-year battle with breast cancer. She fought with grace, hope and humor.
Mary Jane was magical. She left an indelible impression on just about everyone she met. She lit up with such genuine excitement to see you that it was impossible not to feel loved and like you had a fan for life. Mary Jane disarmed you with her simple joy and love for life. She reminded us to laugh often and not take life too seriously, even when that seemed impossible.

Mary Jane was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen Brown and Jack Jarman. She attended Uintah, Clayton, and East High School.
As a young woman, Mary Jane travelled to Australia, Italy and Bora Bora, cementing a lifelong spirit for travel and adventure. Soon thereafter, she met the love of her life and her soul mate, Bill Weyher. They eloped to Reno, Nevada and spent the next 46 years together. They raised four children together in Salt Lake City and retired in Springdale, Utah.

Mary Jane earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, focusing on early childhood development. Mary Jane's greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren. Children gravitated to Mary Jane and she seemed to speak their language. She was even a Mom to those closest to her kids when they needed one.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Mary Jane was a tireless advocate for nonprofit organizations, especially the YWCA. Mary Jane was also member of the Springdale Lions Club, PEO, Zion National Park Vipers, and the YWCA World Service Council.

Mary Jane was a giver, a traveler, a gardener, an art lover, a reader, a hippie and singer of a thousand children's and Christmas songs. Mary Jane saw the world through the eyes of a child and it was easy to picture her singing with the birds and animals as she walked along the Virgin River or planting in her garden. She was magnificent.

Mary Jane is preceded in death by her parents, John Walter and Helen Brown Jarman, and numerous furry buddies. Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Bill, and her children, Sam (Elizabeth), Zach (Josie), Anna and Willy; grandchildren Jack, Henry, Ben and Chance; brothers John (Betty), Bob (Martine), Wally (Karen); nieces, nephews, many friends and her dog Lars.

Mary, MJ, Mom, Nene, Mare, Mrs. Weyher, Mary Jane, you are over the rainbow now…we will miss you.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary Jane's name to YWCA Utah, 322 E. 300 S., SLC, UT 84111 or www.ywcautah.org.

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07/04/18 01:03 PM #1    

Sissel Hadel (Hawkes)

After reading the paper this morning, Kathy sent me a text...I read the name Mary...no image registered....then Weyer....then images apppeared in my head of Mary Jane Jarman ,a member of our Red Sweatshirt Gang which stretched from 1300 South to Emerson Avenue.....and 1300 East to 1500 East....Mary Jane lived on Browning until a ninth grade family move took her out of the neighborhood...there are memories of those nights and days wandering from house to house....lying on front porches and lawns....looking up at the sky....just talking.....and creating much mischief.....but then we had Clayton and East....I still see her smiling loudly...crinkling her nose....her bangs angled sideways....her plaid skirt and white blouse....there are memories ..
later memories of visiting her with Barbara at the formal,brick two story mansion that was home to her ,Bill and their early family ....I still see the floor plan..totally kid friendly....I moved 30 years ago....our last communication was on this website before the reunion...where she was missed...I loved her obituary ...it captured her spirit....her love of life....I still feel important because she saw me....like Lars,her dog,I am sad that she is not there with him..

07/04/18 03:31 PM #2    

Jane Murdoch (Gardner)

I am so sad to read about Mary Jane's death.  We lived across the street from each other on Canterbury Drive while we were at East and we would often wave to each other from our front windows.  We carpooled to school everyday and had good talks in her kitchen.  Then and now I wouldn't know her beautiful face without a smile and those amazing dimples. It's been 50 years and I'll always remember her with joy and laughter surrounding her.   She was a sweet friend, neighbor and person and I'm so sorry we didn't get to reminisce about old times.

Love and hugs to her family that I know she loved beyond anything.  I've loved seeing the pictures on Facebook and the family is beautiful.  I'm so very sorry. xo     Jane Murdoch Gardner



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