Nola Guest (1933 - 2017)

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After a long and hard-fought battle with cancer, Nola Weaver Guest passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017, in The Woodlands, Texas, surrounded by her family. Nola Lorraine Weaver was born at home in Gulf, Texas, on June 26, 1933. She was one of six children, born to Frank Edward Weaver and Georgia Clementine Mullins. Nola enjoyed life in the country from harvesting and canning fruits and vegetables to riding her horse bareback. Nola attended Boling High School where she played volleyball and basketball, was an officer for the F.H.A. and Spanish Club and a flag bearer in the band. As a "Child of the Great Depression," she had an appreciation for all and a desire to live a full, but frugal, life.

Nola's passion for learning led her to Houston where she attended business school and worked for Humble Oil and Refinery Company. She was introduced to Edgar Ash by his sister, Marie Ash Dawson, and they were married on June 4, 1955. They had two children, Jayla and David, and moved to San Marcos where Nola obtained a degree in Elementary Education from Southwest Texas State College. There she raised her children while going to school, working part time and ultimately becoming a teacher. Her next adventure was moving to Conroe where she and Edgar owned and successfully managed the Roadrunner Roller Rink for many years. Eventually she moved to Woodlands, which she called home. She married Marv Provost, learned to golf and became extremely involved in the golfing community and the Ladies Golf Association. When her son-in-law started DS Recreational Services and Progressive Commercial Aquatics, she offered advice and became the Controller or "City Hall" as they called her. She quickly became a cornerstone in the company and enjoyed a long career until she retired at the age of 80. She considered this one of her greatest achievements. After retirement, Nola reconnected with her long lost sweetheart, Floyd Guest. On December 26, 2011, they were married and began to travel the world together.

Nola had a variety of great interests in her life from music to genealogy to traveling. She challenged herself to learn as much as possible and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. She spoke three languages and traveled across six continents throughout her extraordinary life. She was always looking for a new adventure and had many great travel companions including Bill Hilty, Midge Krieg, Aletha Cahill, Ginger Metzler, Judy Bell and Nancy Brown. All who had the pleasure of making her acquaintance quickly became friends and were welcomed like family. She was a woman of great faith and proud of her strong Southern roots. Nola could often be heard singing a tune or playing one of her many musical instruments and had an uncanny ability to make one feel special, as if they were the most important person in the room. While she enjoyed many gratifying hobbies, her greatest love of all was her family. Nola is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Frank Weaver Jr, Loueen Simpson, Yvonne Kuykendall, Fannie Merle Slone; and many, many other dear friends.

Nola is survived by her husband, Floyd Guest; children and their spouses, David Ash and Lois, Jayla Ash Davis and Chris; their father, Edgar Ash and Janat; step children, Mary Ann Provost, Victoria Guest, Emory Guest and Nikki, Alyson Guest Stanley and Brent; sister, Anne Carrington and Michael; brother-in-law, Lynn Kuykendall; brother-in-law, Harold Ash and Martha; sister-in-law, Marie Ash Dawson; grandchildren, Stephen Ash, Erin Ash Kuni and Scott, Paige Ash, Kaley Davis and fiancée Brian Urbanczyk, Taryn Davis Leto and Russell, Emory Sularz, Georgia Sularz, Elisa Storyk, Cole Guest, Anderson Guest; and great-grandson, Luca Jed Leto.

Also surviving are nieces Linda Silhavy Weaver, Nelda Silhavy Perkins, Frankie Slone Walker, Darlene Slone Mercer, Lynette Kuykendall, Monica Simpson, Denise Ralph and Keith, Devrie Harwood and AJ, Michelle Vela and Roberto, nephews Frank Silhavy III, Ted Slone Jr. and Patti, John Ralph Slone and Roger, Wayne Kuykendall and Jeanette, Gordan Kuykendall, Wendell Simpson, Dainon Ingram and Mercedes, Brendan Ash and Rachel and Steve Ash.

Mom you touched the lives of everyone you met regardless of generation. You inspired all through your zest for life, keen sense of humor, grace and warm heart. We will carry your strength and love with us forever.

The family will be receiving visitors at Forest Park Funeral Home in The Woodlands Texas on November 9, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Nola's Life will be at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in the Robb Chapel on November 10, 2017, from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. followed immediately by a reception in the church library.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network www.mbcn.org/brain-mets/ or the www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html or The Woodlands United Methodist Church www.thewoodlandsumc.org.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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