Nyla Deign Nichols Schowe
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend left us on Saturday, May 17, 2014 after a brave struggle with multiple medical problems. Her courage and positive spirit, despite all of her pain, was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Nyla was born on February 10, 1932 in Salt Lake City, the only child of Ren W. and Pearle Adderley Nichols. She graduated from Roland Hall School in 1950. She married her "partner for life" William (Bill) Schowe Jr. in 1952. She later received her B.S. Degree in Special Education from the University of Utah, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She taught Special Education for many years in Susanville, CA and at Hartvigsen School (Granite School District) in Salt Lake City. She loved all of her students and was always willing to listen and help them. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and an active volunteer for Special Olympics and other organizations for the handicapped. As a lover of animals, she took in many "strays" as pets.
Nyla is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Derryll, Dallan (B.J.) and grandson, Devin. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank everyone at Sandy Health & Rehab.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Utah Special Olympics or The Humane Society of Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street, Midvale, Utah. Viewings will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment, Murray City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com
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Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on May 20, 2014.