Amelia (Amy) Shults

May 28, 1928 - Aug 06, 2020

Amelia (Amy) Shults

May 28, 1928 - August 06, 2020


Amelia (Amy) Shults passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. She lived the last decades of her life in Phoenix, Arizona, and was a grand 92 years of age when the Lord welcomed her home.

Amy was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, on May 28, 1928, and began her life as the daughter of Susannah and William Neisius. Life on the farm as a child was an endearing memory for her.

Amy and Howard began their life together in Phoenix. They shared 55 years of marriage and enjoyed living in both Grand Junction and Flagstaff. It was in Flagstaff that Amelia worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Vice President at Flagstaff Medical Center. She developed a great love for this position.

Other aspects of Amy's life included her devotion to the Catholic faith, her enjoyment of theater and music, and her everlasting dedication to nurture and care for her family and friends.

As a young adult in Phoenix, she treasured her role as usher for theatrical and musical events. One of her greatest enjoyments came when she sang with the choir in the musical production of "Carmen" at NAU, and her delight with the production of "Sound of Music" in Flagstaff was obvious as she joyfully hummed along with each musical moment. Not to be forgotten was the annual tradition of getting that T.V. on and tuned in for Wizard of Oz!

Family was always first with Amy. Hawaiian vacations with Howard always created cherished memories for her. Welcoming grandchildren into an ever-expanding family with loving smiles, rocking, and lullabye singing brought her joy. Exceptional cooking skills filled hearts as much as tummies throughout the years. Such delicacies included homemade chicken noodle soup to make you feel better, coconut covered ice cream balls that often were topped with a candle, peppermint tea and candy, enticing banana nut bread and bran muffins and cranking the handle to make homemade ice cream. How she added wonderful memories to her family's lives through this gift of food!

Special friends were important to Amy, and she enjoyed them through activities such as line dancing, playing bingo and participating in yoga at her senior center in Phoenix, and her involvement with the local Post- Polio support group.

Amelia is survived by her three children, Suzanne, Kathleen and David, her daughter- in- law Suzie, her two brothers, Willis and Leon, nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. ( The 12th is on the way!) She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, her parents, and her sister, Germaine.

Amelia's family will be honoring her life at a small gathering at 9:00am on Friday, August 21st at Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix.


Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 9:00 am
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery

2033 N. 48th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008


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