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Jean Ann Shupe

03/22/1941 - 01/24/2022
Service Date: 02/04/2022
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 3025 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
Visitation Date: 02/04/2022
Visitation Time: 10:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 3025 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

On January 24, 2022 Jean Ann Frederickson Shupe, 80, returned to her Father in Heaven.

Jean Ann was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on March 22, 1941 to John C. Frederickson and Zelpha Richins. She was the fifth of ten children. Her parents owned Frederickson’s Candy in Twin Falls and Jean Ann was nicknamed Nanny Goat because she helped care for her younger brothers and sister while her parents were at the store.

Jean Ann met Larry Lee Shupe at Brigham Young University and they married on August 23, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together they had six children, Larry Wayne (Norma), LeeAnn (Neil Salisbury), Dean (Blythe), Arlen (Kristen), Libby (Kevin Beeson), and Bradley (Erin). They were the proud grandparents of 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Jean Ann and Larry lived in many places while Larry was in the Air Force and later settled in Twin Falls, Idaho. They also spent some years in Mesa, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Orem, UT, and Fillmore, UT. Jean Ann worked alongside her husband at Frederickson’s Candy and in other business ventures. She went to work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while in Las Vegas at Deseret Industries where she trained associates for jobs in food services. She was known for her patience, kindness, and generosity as a trainer and as a work colleague as well as for the delicious food she prepared.

Jean Ann was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many church callings including in the Scouting program, primary, and Relief Society.  She and Larry served a mission to the Hill Cumorah Visitor Center in Palmyra, New York. After Larry’s passing, Jean Ann served a second mission to Morristown NJ.

Her children remember her life of service to her family, to the Church, and to strangers. Her home was always open and she loved to have guests over for Sunday dinner. She will be remembered for her unwavering example of faith and perseverance through all of life’s trials.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry, her brothers Bryan, George, Richard, and Bob, her sister Alice, and her grand-daughter Taylor Mason.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am at the LDS Church building at 3025 S Hawes Rd Mesa, AZ 85212, with a viewing at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at the Mesa City Cemetery.

Those that wish to attend virtually can join via Zoom with the following link https://byu.zoom.us/j/95372396665

Funeral under the direction of Bunker Family Funeral.  Flowers and condolences may be offered at University Chapel 3529 E. University Dr. Mesa AZ 85213.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Sincere condolences to the family. I only know LeeAnn but I know Jean Ann had to be a great mother to raise such a wonderful daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jack & Cheri Eagar

    I have fond memories of Jean Ann, such a dear lady. My condolences to the Libby and Kevin Beeson family.

  • Howard and Rea Brown Schmidt

    So sorry about Jean Ann’s passing. She was married to my dear cousin, Larry Shupe. May you, their children, feel peace and comfort at this time.

  • Tiffany (Hulet) Reynolds

    I loved this woman in Palmyra! She and her husband were amazing missionaries so loving to us sisters.

  • She always made me feel so special. I have been thinking of her so many times and didn’t have any information to get an update. I will miss her smile and beautiful laugh. My mom aunt Erma loved her visits as well.

  • Sister Shupe and I met 6 years ago when I joined the church. She and I became very close friends. My condolences to her children, grand children and great grandchildren. May you find comfort in knowing she is with the love of her life! I will miss our visits Jean Ann! Much love and peace to you my choice friend!
    Mary Harris

  • Jim and Joy Robbins

    We loved your mom! It was always a treat to visit her at Heritage Village. She loved the chocolate treats and cookies I broughther! Such a lovely person and you could tell she had a loving nature! Jim knew her and your dad in Clovis, New Mexico many years ago on a Cannon Military Base. They were in the same ward and Jim played basketball with your dad! He thought they were really nice and good people! Thank you for sharing your mom with us these last few years. May the Lord put His loving arms around you and give you peace. With love, Jim & Joy Robbins

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