12/26/47 ~ 6/27/18
"Love you to the Moon…and back"
Mary Jane Jarman Weyher passed away peacefully following a 25-year battle with breast cancer. She fought with grace, hope and humor.
Mary Jane was magical. She left an indelible impression on just about everyone she met. She lit up with such genuine excitement to see you that it was impossible not to feel loved and like you had a fan for life. Mary Jane disarmed you with her simple joy and love for life. She reminded us to laugh often and not take life too seriously, even when that seemed impossible.
Mary Jane was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen Brown and Jack Jarman. She attended Uintah, Clayton, and East High School.
As a young woman, Mary Jane travelled to Australia, Italy and Bora Bora, cementing a lifelong spirit for travel and adventure. Soon thereafter, she met the love of her life and her soul mate, Bill Weyher. They eloped to Reno, Nevada and spent the next 46 years together. They raised four children together in Salt Lake City and retired in Springdale, Utah.
Mary Jane earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, focusing on early childhood development. Mary Jane's greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren. Children gravitated to Mary Jane and she seemed to speak their language. She was even a Mom to those closest to her kids when they needed one.
Following in her mother's footsteps, Mary Jane was a tireless advocate for nonprofit organizations, especially the YWCA. Mary Jane was also member of the Springdale Lions Club, PEO, Zion National Park Vipers, and the YWCA World Service Council.
Mary Jane was a giver, a traveler, a gardener, an art lover, a reader, a hippie and singer of a thousand children's and Christmas songs. Mary Jane saw the world through the eyes of a child and it was easy to picture her singing with the birds and animals as she walked along the Virgin River or planting in her garden. She was magnificent.
Mary Jane is preceded in death by her parents, John Walter and Helen Brown Jarman, and numerous furry buddies. Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Bill, and her children, Sam (Elizabeth), Zach (Josie), Anna and Willy; grandchildren Jack, Henry, Ben and Chance; brothers John (Betty), Bob (Martine), Wally (Karen); nieces, nephews, many friends and her dog Lars.
Mary, MJ, Mom, Nene, Mare, Mrs. Weyher, Mary Jane, you are over the rainbow now…we will miss you.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary Jane's name to YWCA Utah, 322 E. 300 S., SLC, UT 84111 or www.ywcautah.org.