OBITUARY

Jody Chavis

April 20, 1951March 4, 2011

Jody Chavis 1951 ~2011

Jody Chavis, our dearest sister, aunt, and friend passed on March 4, 2011, after a two-year struggle with cancer. Jody was born on April 20, 1951 in American Fork, Utah, to Ray and Harriett Chavis. She had a 20-year career with Global Experience Specialists, becoming a Senior Account Manager, producing trade shows throughout the country. She was most proud of her success in that field and loved what she did. She loved her work family as much as she loved her own family. Jody is survived by her brothers and sisters Larry Chavis (Lou), Judith Silva, Carol Reese (Clair), Susan Chavis, and David Chavis (Maureen). Special thanks to her very loving and supportive friends who helped care for her to the end, Paula Powell and Harvey Ladd. Our appreciation to Evan from Hearts for Hospice for his support. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive, SLC, UT. Friends and family may call at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wasatchlawn.com.

Services

  • Wasatch Lawn Memorial Chapel Wednesday, March 9, 2011
REMEMBERING

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Don Emerson

January 20, 2012

I just became aware of the news and sorry to hear of the loss for all. Jody and I met a number of years ago through the business and had unfortunately not spoken for almost two years now. She was a sweet and lovely person and I have always kept a fond memory and now for years to come.

Holly Wisniewski

March 17, 2011

I'm so very sorry for loss of Jody, a woman that was strong, funny, and loyal. I had the pleasure of working with her for a few years and will always remember her for intruding me to the world of Dalia's her favorite flower. I was always hopeful that she would take a trip to Hawaii to come and visit me. Jody, I wish you peace and imagine you are among the most beautiful garden of dalia's. With much love, Holly Wisniewski

Abby Dogum

March 14, 2011

I am so sad to hear about Jody. She was a very special lady, and I absolutely loved working with her. I was always comparing other vendors to her. She will be missed!

Karen Koch

March 14, 2011

This news comes as a true shock, as I have worked with her at every MTNA trade show I can remember. Although I was a small exhibitor, I was treated with consideration, professionalism, a sense of humor and a smile. When things did not go as planned, she quickly handled the problem and moved on. I am thinking that is probably how she also dealt with the cancer that has claimed her life. She leaves us a fine example of professional service in this life, and as the face of GES at MTNA, she will be sorely missed. This is sad news indeed. and I join all who will miss her, both professionally and personally. Peace, Jody.

Rob Noble

March 12, 2011

Dear Chavis family, I too was saddened to hear of Jody's passing. I first worked with Jody around 1996 at the Colorado Convention Center and had the pleasure of working with her many times throughout her distinguished career at GES. She was a true professional who loved her work and play..... but what I shall remember most is her infectious laugh, and the caring attitude towards others. She will be missed! Rob Noble, Raleigh NC

Bonnie Brijs

March 10, 2011

Dear Chavis Family, I was saddened to hear of Jody's passing. I had the opportunity to work with her at American Exposition Services in the early 90's. Her quick wit charmed all those she came in contact with. I'm sure she is in the heavens above doing what she loved, organizing and planning events. With most sincere condolences.

Sally Coveleskie

March 10, 2011

Dear Chavis Family, I read the news of Jody's passing with great sadness. Seeing her friendly, smiling face was something I always looked forward to at the annual MTNA conventions. We will miss her very much. On behalf of Steinway & Sons, please accept our most sincere condolences.

Larry Larsen

March 10, 2011

The world won't be quite same with the loss of Jode. I had the pleasure of working with her in her first years in the tradeshow industry. Her sense of humor was unsurpassed. She had a way of making people laugh.. I've seen exhibitors, who were upset at first, walk away from the service desk laughing after dealing with Jody. She was a great traveling partner because she made friends of the people she met right off the bat. I will miss you, "my friend."

Toni Lock

March 10, 2011

I had to enter another post, with us at the concert. Love ya friend!

Geri Willems

March 10, 2011

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