Wylma “Jean” Manz, age 81, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Dixie Regional Medical Center, in St. George, Utah. She was born December 22, 1935 in Great Falls, Montana to Orda Lee and Wilma Ethel Noah Myatt. On August 12, 1976 she married John “Dick” Richard Manz in Roswell, New Mexico.
Jean grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico. She lived for 3 years in Puerto Rico and also lived in Texas, Mississippi and then moved to Roswell, New Mexico. She and Dick moved to Logandale in 1997. Jean was a wonderful housewife and enjoyed yardwork, her flowers and embroidery.
Survivors include her husband, Dick Manz of Logandale, Nevada; one daughter and one son: Dena Lea Martinez, of Lubbock, Texas and Anthony K. (Rochelle) Manz of The Colony, Texas; four granddaughters, two grandsons and one great grandson.
One of Jean’s favorite poems:
“To Those I Love – When I am gone, just release me, let me go – so I can move into my afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down with your tears; let’s be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me happiness. I thank you for the love you each shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve for me awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home.”
Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Friends and family are invited to sign an online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com.