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1937 Frances 2021

Frances Peay

October 23, 1937 — June 22, 2021

Frances JoAnn Nusink Metz Peay started a new journey on June 22, 2021. She was born on October 23, 1937 to John James and Clara (Pansy) Kunze Nusink in Provo Utah.

She grew up in Provo and graduated from Provo High School with lifetime friends; June, Gwen and Maxine. During high school her Gwen lived with her family and during the summers they would all go to Las Vegas Nevada to be with Gwen's family. While in Vegas she met and married her first husband Norman Miller Metz in 1956. After their divorce she moved back to Utah.

In 1970 she met and married Harold J (Pinky) Peay, they raised 8 children together. In 1974 they moved to West Mountain, Utah. She has had many jobs in her life; she worked for a bank in charge of safety deposit boxes, was a waitress, worked at Mountain View Hospital for over 22 years as a housekeeper and retail at Kmart.

Mom loved her children and grandchildren, with 25 grandchildren, 28 greats and 2 great great grandchildren. Mom attended many baseball, football, and soccer games, along with 4-H shows, Rodeos and the National FFA convention. She loved the LORD, nature, camping, music and studying the Bible.

She loved her siblings, nieces and nephews and hosted many family traditions including Christmas breakfasts and Easter scavenger hunts. She got so much joy from watching the children have fun. Mom loved to travel as much as possible and Shop Shop Shop. They had traveled to Pennsylvania, Oregon, Missouri and Alaska. Every time she went somewhere she would bring something home for all the grandkids each and every one.

She is survived by her children Hoby (Christy) Metz, Holly (Kelly) Hansen, Jenny Peay Bjarnson, all of Payson Utah. April (LeRoy) Sheperd, Amy (Shawn) Reynolds of Mona Utah. Gilbert (Holly) Peay, Hank (Jennifer) Peay, of Nephi Utah. Monica (Burley) Wahl of Portland Oregon. Her brother Richard (Ada) Nusink of Ogden Utah.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold J (Pinky) Peay, a grandson Cody Page, great granddaughter Alta Metz. Siblings John Robert Nusink, Raymond Nusink, Marguerite Pulver, Glen Maybe, John James Jr. Nusink, David Nusink, and Marna Buffo.

Viewing will be Wednesday June 30th from 6-8 PM. Thursday July 1st,2021 will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 AM and service at 11:00 at Orchard Hills Bible Church 1612 UT-198 Payson, UT. Burial will be at the Benjamin Cemetery.

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