Friday, November 28, 2008

This is the obiturary that will be put in the Arizona Republic and Tribune with dates and times and addresses

After a short courageous battle with cancer, Shelley Marie Conway, 47, was called home on November 26, 2008. A native to Arizona, Shelley was born May 15, 1961 and was named Shelley M. Shelley and nicknamed “Shelley Squared”. She married and raised 8 children and one husband! Even though a full time mother, she always made time to help and be involved with serving others in church, school, sports, politics and scouting. She knew by serving others she was serving God which fulfilled her life in every way. Shelley is survived by her husband and best friend Michael, first daughter Britney; sons, Taylor, Gannon, Colter, Lincoln, Prescott, Briggs and her last daughter Zaida Coleen; father, Eldon (Bobbie) Shelley; siblings, Robert Shelley, Richard (Debbie) Shelley, Lyn (Allen) Bracken and Eldona (Jim) Stevens; over 150 nephews, nieces and brothers and sisters-in-law not counting her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by her mother, Zaida Marian Shelley and brother, Asael Reed Shelley. Visitation will be held 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at Bueler Mortuary, 14 W. Hulet Dr. Chandler, AZ 85225. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at The San Tan LDS Stake Center, 4170 S. Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert, AZ.

8 comments:

Beck said...

Michael,
May God bless you and your family now that Shelley has gone home. May your eight children constantly remind you of Shelley's goodness and God's mercy. Thank heavens for the sealing power. May you find comfort in God's loving kindness.

Your friend,
Beck Locey

Dennis said...

Mike,
Although we met a few years ago, I'm sure you don't remember me. I was not aware of my cousin's illness. Everything I've heard about Shelley over the years has led me to believe that she was a wonderful wife and mother in Zion. My heart goes out to you and your children at this difficult time. It's so good that you are surrounded by loving family and friends.
May Heavenly Father pour out his richest blessings to you, your children, my dear uncle Eldon, Lyn, Eldona, Robert, and Richard. I'm sure her mother and brother have welcomed her home.

Dennis & Jill Shelley
Clovis, CA

ILoveTheLamb said...

Dear Michael,

I wrote this for my husband Greg, but I know that Shelley feels the same way about you and wants me to express her love for you through this poem.

Priesthood Valiance

Oh bearer of God’s priesthood
Which you so humbly hold
How I value your commission
Above mountains filled with gold!

How I praise our great Creator
Who, through humble Prophet’s speak.
Though weak in flesh, their spirit’s shine
As His will they ever seek.

How I thank Him for your valiance
In defending truth and right
As you stand up for these spokesmen
Who proclaim God’s holy light.

For ‘tis only through His Spirit’s voice
That you have come to know
The mysteries of his kingdom
That have helped you fight the foe.

How blessed I am to join you
In sacred covenant
As we gird ourselves for battle
Against Satan’s ruthless rant.

I will stand with you forever!
I will worship by your side!
Singing praises to our Savior
As your sweetheart and your bride!

I Love You Honey!

Love Forever, Your Eternal Wife and Companion

Shelley Marie Shelley Conway

Melissa said...

Dear Conway Family,
This post is from Stuart and Melissa Sullivan, we used to be in your ward about 5 years ago and we taught Lincoln in Primary. Melissa served in the England Leeds Mission also and we visited with you about it once. We just happened to hear about Shelley and wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Heavenly Father sure tests our faith but we know it's because he loves us. Shelley obviously proved herself in this life and was needed to help on the other side. We have both lost our moms and have really come to believe that. We will continue to pray for your family, especially your children. We love you and will be thinking of you often.
Love, Stuart and Melissa & Family

grandmadebbie said...

Dear Conway Family,
I have been blessed to have gotten to know you.I loved your mother and will always remember the special times that we had as visiting teachers together.She was the best.She always was so concerned about me.She welcomed me into the ward with opened arms. I hope that you will always remember the love that she has for each one of you.Stay close to the Lord and he will help you through the tough times. God Bless each one of you.
Debbie Wiltbank Andersen
{ Becky Randalls MOM}

tlc4eternity said...

Michael,

The services today were beautiful. You are a shining example to me and my family. I love you so much. I am so thankful that you are my brother.

Love,
Tina

Shayla said...

Dear Conway Family,

I am in awe at the beautiful service my husband and I attended today for Shelley. How blessed I am to know you and to have known dear Shelley. I first met Shelley when Chris and I coached Briggs in soccer a few years ago. I was pregnant and frazzled trying to figure out how this whole coaching/team mom thing and was grateful to Shelley as she guided me kindly through the process of snack/drink sign ups and the end of the season party. She brought a cake and she had some of you kids go get the $5.00 pizzas from Little Ceasars.

I appreciate the words you all shared with us today and I have many hugs to share with you all. May our Father in Heaven continue to bless each of you and wrap you in His love.
Shayla Taylor

Karen said...

Dear Conway Family,
I just want to let you know what a beautiful service it was on Tuesday for Shelley. My husband and I were there and the spirit was so strong. We were both so in awe of your family. It is very apparent of the strong testimony and faith that you and your family have. I know Shelley's testimony was strong and I really looked up to her for her wonderful example in that. Your family is truly blessed and a wonderful example to the rest of us. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Scott and Karen Dey