Joan Edginton Shuman

January 30, 1945 ~ April 25, 2021


May 1, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Midvalley 5th Ward Meetinghouse, 1223 East 7800 South, Midvale, Utah 84047.
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    May 1, 2021
    1:00 PM
    Midvalley 5th Ward Meetinghouse, 1223 East 7800 South, Midvale, Utah 84047.
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  • Our beloved wife, mom and grandma “Muga”, Joan Edginton Shuman passed away peacefully Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Santaquin, Utah at the age of 76. She was able to pass while next to the love of her life. Grandma was a fighter and will be missed, but we know she is having a wonderful reunion with her parents and son in-law David.

    Joan was born January 30, 1945 in Kearns, Utah to Douglas and Ruth Edginton. She graduated from Granite High School in 1963.
    Joan married Terry Shuman on June 29, 1963. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. Joan and Terry raised their four children (Scott, Steve, Terilyn and Tiffany) in Sandy and in 2019 moved to Santaquin, Utah. They both loved their new home, friends in their neighborhood and the view of the Payson Temple.

    Joan spent many years working at Murray High school as the Community Education Supervisor. She retired in 2013.

    Joan had a love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her greatest joy! She was their biggest fan and supporter of all they were involved in. She also had a great love for decorating and was always changing things around. She loved her jewelry, glasses and big purses. She never was without Big Red gum! She had a passion for bears and dolls and collected all sorts of them. She especially loved the yearly trip to Montana, cabin #6 at Campfire Lodge. Also, going to West Yellowstone and shopping at all the little stores.

    Joan held numerous church callings over the years, including Primary, Young Womens and Achievement Day Leader and was always teaching a sewing skill or fun craft. Her love for her Heavenly Father showed and we are all grateful for the knowledge of eternal families. "Families can be Together Forever" was one of her favorite songs.

    Joan is survived by her husband, Terry of 58 years, her children, Scott (Veronica) of Manhattan, Montana; Steve (Linda) of Sandy, Utah; Terilyn Anderson of Riverton, Utah; Tiffany (Jesse) Whitney of Santaquin, Utah; and her brother Jim Edginton of Ferron, Utah. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Joan is preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Ruth Edginton and son-in-law David Anderson.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Midvalley 5th Ward Meetinghouse located at 1223 East 7800 South, Midvale, Utah 84047. A viewing will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. prior to the services at the church. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

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    My heart aches at the loss of Joan. Joan was a dear friend and I loved her dearly. Our friend Jean, and I were planning to visit her tomorrow at the assisted living. I called to make an appointment and was told Joan passed. I am so sorry for your loss. She loved her family very much. She was a wonderful lady and was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We were best friends in high school. I was her maid of honor at her wedding and she was my matron of honor at my wedding. We remained friends over the years. Terry reminded me how long we had been friends the last time we saw him and Joan in Santaquin . We will see each other again. Love, Peggy Robison

    - Peggy Robisin
    My heart was saddened when I heard that your beautiful mom had passed, she was truly something special... so kind, and so so so sweet. I can still see her smile when I close my eyes. A couple of memories I wanted to share with the family were the fun we had going to Lake Powell, laughing that we couldn't get grandpa's boat wet, wink, wink- and of course the trips to Yellowstone, they were just magical. watching her do crafts with the grandkids made my heart happy, I knew when I became a grandma, I wanted to be just like her. One of my favorite memories was the year we found the kittens (Missy Montana) in the barn, we just had to take them home! I'm sending lots of love, and hugs to you all... Toni

    - Toni Hasson