Nancy Jane (Arnold) Webster
January 6, 1939 – September 17, 2020
Nancy Jane Arnold Webster, our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020. Nancy was born in Helper, Utah on January 6, 1939 to Reed Arnold and Lois Harrison, the fourth daughter of five girls.
She grew up in Huntington, Utah and comes from a strong pioneer heritage. This is where she learned the value of hard work and the importance of doing things right the first time. During her childhood years, Nancy was surrounded by extended family and remained close to her many cousins, aunts and uncles throughout her life.
Nancy met a blue-eyed, blonde haired boy named John Webster while working at Walt’s Malt Shop. John and Nancy married on May 25, 1957. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. They began a 60-year odyssey of love that included 33 moves across 3 continents and 3 children. This vagabond lifestyle resulted in many unique and unusual adventures, and a lifetime of friends throughout the world. Their love and devotion to each other never ever waivered.
She was lovingly called “Fancy Nancy” by her many friends and family and was the epitome of grace and elegance. She was a talented homemaker. She sewed many clothes for her children, often making them matching outfits. Her turkey enchiladas, clam chowder and potato salad cannot be beat. She had the ability to turn any place they lived into a welcoming home, whether it was a 3-room house in the Marshall Islands, a mobile home in Missouri, a third story apartment in Iran or a brick home in the United States.
Nancy enjoyed golfing, sewing, waterskiing, swing and square dancing, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Her devotion to family was evident in the many Sister Trips, Grandma/Granddaughter Trips, travelling with her sweetheart John and their friends, cruises, and trips with her adult children. She attended countless musical recitals, choir performances, dance competitions and sporting events of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Nancy was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints her entire life, serving in many callings throughout her travels. Her strong testimony was shown through her many hours of service. She had the ability to make anyone feel at ease, accepted and truly cared for. Her ability to show love was boundless. She had the ability to make everyone feel as though they were her “favorite”.
She is survived by her three children, John (Leslie), Ron (Julie), and LeLo (Chris); nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her four sisters, Viola (Dean), GayNell, Redia (Warren) and LaDonna (Dave). She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and an infant baby brother.
A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 by invitation only. To view services live, please visit www.jenkins-soffe.com.
The family would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Imad Farrukh and Kathy for the attention and care given to Nancy, and to the many members of the Glenmoor 3rd Ward for their care and assistance over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Primary Children’s Hospital.