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Obituary: NICHOLSON, JINNY

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 1 2014 7:25 a.m. MDT

Jinny Mendenhall NicholsonFaith, Family, and Friends 1947 ~ 2011Jinny Mendenhall Nicholson, 64, was granted her angel wings on October 19th 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life.Jinny was born May 23rd, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur Lovell Mendenhall and Delpha Cahoon.The youngest of six children. Jinny fought a short but dignified battle with Cancer. Jinny married Dale Nicholson July 28, 1977, who together raised four loving children and shared their lives with two remarkable grandchildren, Peter and Kail. Jinny worked as a phlebotomist for Primary Children's hospital for 10 years then moved onto the Children's Diabetic Clinic, Jinny loved being with children and was perfect for the job. After retiring Jinny opened The School of Phlebotomy so she could teach others the job she loved. Jinny was very artistic, and enjoyed the arts to the fullest going to the ballet, theatre, as well as painting and creating unique gifts. Jinny also created over twenty scrapbooks that will now be enjoyed by her family and friends. Jinny loved sunsets, bright and colourful flowers and watching her grandsons play basketball. Jinny had a kind sole and a happy heart that will be missed beyond words. The family would like to thank the kindness that the entire neighbourhood has shown and also to Lighthouse Hospice for making a difficult situation so much easier, with a special thanks to Kim Thueson.Jinny is survived by Husband Dale Nicholson, Children Kirk C. Nicholson (Vivian), Angie Bowthrope, Kimber Nicholson Barrus(Scot), Tyson Hatcher and grandchildren Peter and Kail Barrus. Siblings Dwain Mendenhall (Stephanie), Marilyn Fernelius (Ronald), and Stanley Mendenhall. Jinny is preceded in death by her Parents, brother Boyd Mendenhall and sister Kathy Brown (Dick).Family and friends may call Sunday Oct.23, 2011 from 5-7 at Redwood Memorial Mortuary 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Funeral services will be held Monday Oct. 24, 2011,11:00 a.m. at Taylorsville Valley Park Ward, 5233 S. 3200 W. Taylorsville, Utah. With a viewing prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Redwood Memorial Mortuary following the funeral service. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Road Home, or any of your favorite charity. In remembrance of Jinny always "Live Like You Were Dying"