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Colleen Rose Savittieri

08/10/1930 - 04/06/2016
Service Date: 04/15/2016
Service Time: 10:30 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa, 18th Ward, 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona

Colleen Rose Shumway (Tyler) Savittieri, age 85 passed away April 6, 2016 in Gilbert, AZ. Born August 10, 1930 in Taylor, AZ. as the fourth of eight children born to Lorenzo Rulon Shumway and Minta Marcella Willis.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Zane Menard Shumway, Fred Willis Shumway, Lorenzo Emerald Shumway and Larry Ronald Shumway, first husband Merrill Tyler and second husband Frank Savittieri. She is survived by sisters Carma Masonich and Sandra Chiles, brother Harold Shumway all from Mesa, children Karolyn Dana of Draper, UT, Rick Tyler of Mesa, and Marco Tyler of Kingston, WA, 18 grandchildren and 68 great-grandchildren. She was a tireless homemaker to whom family meant everything. She will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15th at 10:30 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 18th Ward Chapel, 2228 E. Brown Road Mesa. Interment at Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor, AZ. Funeral arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa.



  • Ed and Karen Archibald

    Colleen or “Grandma Colleen” to our family will be missed. She was always a source of inspiration to us and our 5 children and a wonderful example to follow. We love her.

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