Nancy Alice Shute Weaver passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her children, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, after having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March 2022.
Nancy was born August 14, 1962, in Redondo Beach, California, to Reginald Wayne and Lorna Claire Hart Shute. She was the third of nine children. At the age of six her family moved to Samoa. Nancy was baptized at the beautiful Sauniatu waterfall, and this was the highlight of her time there. From Samoa, Nancy’s family moved to Laie, Hawaii, for three years. They moved to Payson, Utah, in 1974. Nancy continued to travel with her family to many countries in Europe and Great Britain, and also spent time in Israel. Nancy served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seoul, Korea, from 1984-1986. Upon returning home from her mission, Nancy completed a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1988. She started her teaching career in Washington D.C.
Nancy was sealed to Michael Weaver in the Washington D.C. temple on February 20,1993. They were married for sixteen years and had six children. In 2008 Nancy moved with her children to St. George, Utah. Pursuing her lifelong passion for education, she homeschooled her children, developed a beginning reading program, started a home preschool business, and taught kindergarten and first grade. Her most cherished time was spent reading aloud to children. She also dedicated her time to furthering her own knowledge about education, politics, holistic medicine, and especially the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Nancy loved being in nature, hiking, camping, and traveling with her children. In 2015-2016 she and her youngest children spent a year and a half visiting national parks in their motorhome. She spent countless hours with her family in the beautiful mountains around St. George and Cedar City, Utah, where she lived from 2018 until her death.
Most of all Nancy loved her Savior and the restored gospel found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She constantly studied the Book of Mormon and loved the examples of righteous men and women in the scriptures. She dedicated her life to following the teachings of Christ and the counsel of His prophets. She honored her temple covenants, sought the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and shared her testimony. Nancy was an unwavering example of faith and obedience.
Nancy is survived by her six children: Aaron David (29), Kathleen Claire Walker (28), Elisabeth Alice Kahrs (26), Rebecca Ann (24), Hannah Marie (21), and Nathan Wayne (17). She has three granddaughters and one grandson on the way.
A family graveside service will be held September 24, 2022, and interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George, Utah, near her parents.
Friends and family are invited to email a memory of Nancy to her children at
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.
Friends and family are invited to leave a memory on Nancy’s obituary page at