Wanda Shumway

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM


Wanda Leone Shumway of Layton will celebrate her 80th birthday. Her family will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Valley View Stake Center, 1589 E. Gentile, Layton. Born and raised in Layton on Dec. 19, 1932, to Leonard and Leone Adams Stott, she says she has fond memories of her childhood with her brothers. She graduated from Davis High School and worked for the Davis County school lunch program for seven years. She retired in 1995 from Layton Veterinary Hospital after 26 years as a receptionist.

She met her husband, William H. “Bill” Shumway, on a blind date. They were married April 1, 1950. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed 59 years together. They also enjoyed spending time with the Study Group, the Breakfast Bunch, the Fan Club and the Over-the-Hill Gang. He died Sept. 4, 2009.

Active in the LDS Church, she served as president of the Primary, Young Women’s and Relief Society. She is a member of the Forest Hills Ward and serves as a visiting teacher supervisor. She is an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and belongs to a friends “club” that has met for 55 years.

Her children and their spouses are Pam Garcia, W. Steven and Karen Shumway, Leonard and Peggy Shumway, Cheryl (deceased) and Ed Gocel, Jeff and DeeAnn Shumway, Adam and Lisa Shumway, and Robert and Michelle Shumway. She has 29 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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