Delma Jolley Shreeve passed away on October 8, 2019 at her home in Mesa, AZ comforted by her loving son Daniel Shreeve and his wife Susan. She had finished a busy day being visited by her family and friends. Delma was born on August 10, 1922 in St. Johns, Arizona the first child of Lionel and Edith Jolley.
She married the love of her life, Nello C. Shreeve on November 26, 1938 and they enjoyed a long and loving marriage until Nello’s passing on February 8, 1995. The first 45 years of their life together was spent in St. Johns and Holbrook, Arizona where they were involved in a number of different businesses that they owned and successfully operated, including: Service Electric, The Spudnut Shop, Fay’s Smart Shop, the Tonto Motel and other ventures. During the World War II years Delma moved around the country to try and be close to Nello who was in the US Navy. In 1969 they moved to Mesa, AZ but continued to operate the Motel and maintained a home in Holbrook until 1984.
Delma was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings over the years. One of her favorite callings was a two- year mission at the Mesa Genealogy Library. She enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and spoiling all of her many grandchildren. She has been an inspiration to her family and was loved by all. She will be greatly missed.
Delma is survived by her sons Clinton (Candy) of Gilbert, Curtis (Shawna) of Queen Creek, and Daniel (Susan) of Mesa, 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren with another on the way and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Nello, two daughters Nina Fay Olsen and Shirlene Shreeve, her siblings Orvil Jolley, Frank Jolley and Myrna Ashcraft, one granddaughter Nicole Lucyann “Nikki” and two great-granddaughters Cora Fay Shreeve and Violet Olsen.
Services were held in Mesa on October 15, 2019 and she was laid to rest at the Mesa Cemetery.