Nyla Shafer
1919 ~ 2009

On Feb. 24, 2009, Nyla R. Shafer passed away peacefully at Care Source Hospice Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our loving mother was 90 years old, born Jan. 13, 1919. Mom had suffered a stroke in 2006 and was residing at the Wasatch Rehabilitation Center the last two and a half years. Wasatch did a wonderful job, but it was not home! We moved mom to hospice care, where she passed peacefully and with dignity.

We asked our Lord to take control of her life, he has spoken, and we know mom is now in a wonderful place.

Honoring mom’s wishes not to have a memorial service, we had a brief family viewing, each saying our goodbyes. Her resting place will be her beloved California and with her family in Utah.

Dad, who just turned 94, and daughter Pat, still reside together in the family home on Wellington Street in Salt Lake City. Dad has slowed down physically, but is still “sharp as a tack,” and Pat still maintains the position as our family “guardian angel.” Pat rarely missed a day seeing mom and now keeps the house going, while spoiling our dad.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Sarah Goodlin, mom’s doctor, for her wonderful care and her caring spirit, we are blessed to have her. Dr. Goodlin will continue to care for dad. We also want to thank Wasatch Rehabilitation Center and the staff for mom’s care.

Thank you all for your calls, prayers and cards. Please know that Paul, Bob, Richard, Pam, Pat and our families thank you for being in our lives.