Shirley Fay Mackey Martindale, 88 passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2022. She was born October 20, 1934 in Emmett Idaho, the daughter of Burton and Erma Dayley Mackey. She grew up in Burley, Idaho and in 1955 married Joseph Donel (Don) Martindale in the Idaho Falls temple. They moved to Provo, Utah where Don finished his degree at BYU and they started their lives together. They had 6 children while living in Orem. In 1966 they moved to Tempe, Arizona and the following year twin girls were born, completing their family. In 1997 when their children were all grown, they moved to Mesa, sharing a back fence with their daughter, Marie’s family.
Shirley was an angel with a loving heart for all, especially children. She devoted her life to her family, homemaking and serving others. Her grandchildren looked forward to birthdays with special one-on-one time with Grandma. She loved gardening, composting and tending to her flowers, creating bouquets to share with neighbors. She always had a song in her heart and was often heard singing as she attended to her children and home. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving wherever called.
Shirley is survived by her husband and her 8 children: Alan (Marla Martindale), Kent (Estrella Martindale), Marie (Craig Tate), Kalene (Tom Sims), Brenda (Carl Gwilliam), LeAnn (Larry Ruettinger), Denise (Mark Bohn), Darla (Tere Lemieux), 40 grandchildren, 99 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters Kerry Thompson, Nola Hancey, and Linda Blake.
Visitation will be at 10:00 am at the LDS Chapel at 2618 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ 85213. The funeral will follow at 11:00 am. Shirley will be interred in the Mesa City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Bunker’s Mortuary.
Services can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu6GYT2eso7kgHilu9GzRdA
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.