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Nola Coombs

November 21, 1933 — May 26, 2022

                Nola Beck Coombs passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2022. She was born November 21, 1933 in Ovid Idaho to Alfred William and Myrtle Hymas Beck. Nola attended Ovid Grade School & Fielding High. She moved to Salt Lake City to attend LDS Business College. While there she met her future husband, Albert H. Coombs (Slim as she always called him). They were married in the Logan, Utah temple on July 16, 1954, and were blessed with seven children

Nola was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities. She is an original member of the Hunter 9th Ward and Hunter West Stake. The calling most dear to her heart was being a leader in the Scouting program. She loved to teach scouts life skills, especially their knots. She served in the Scouting program for over 35 years as a leader and a mentor to scouts and other scout leaders.

                Nola’s favorite hobbies included reading (you should see her library!) camping, crafting, including making stamped cards, crocheting.  She also liked attending plays and musicals, playing her piano, doing family history, and visiting friends.

                Nola was a bookkeeper/ accounting clerk and worked at various companies including RX Pharmacy, Beneficial Life, The Singer Company, Salt Lake Hardware, Mel Boley Shoe Company, and Bill Bays Insurance. She co-owned a wrecking yard with her husband. She retired in 1997 to spend time with her family and grandchildren.

                Nola has had a many experiences  in her life, helping  her to be the strong compassionate woman that she was. Some of the challenges she faced were the loss of her mother when she was 8, a ruptured appendix while she was in her teens, the loss of a stillborn daughter, supporting her son through his cancer treatments. Nola survived a brain aneurysm, the loss of her husband, a staph infection that put her in the hospital for 2 ½ months after which she had to re-learn to talk, eat and walk again, breast cancer, a hip replacement, lost an adult son and daughter,  most of her hearing and vision. She managed to keep her sense of humor and purpose throughout these challenges. Due to her losing her mom at such a young age, Nola helped with the care of her younger sister Karen.

Nola is survived by sister, Karen (Ross) Minson, sons, Kevin and Bart, daughters, Deborah Labbe, Joan Beck and LaRee (Mike) Obray; her grandchildren, Maggie, Terresa, Cortney, Leo; LeAnn, Penny (Onni), Leah (Kelly), Stacey, David, Brittany, Kristy, and Nichole; Tayne (Dalton), Colton, Garrett and Hunter,  9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many close friends. Preceded in death by parents, husband, son Shane, daughter Dorraine and daughter-in-law Claudia.

We would like to thank all of Nola’s ward family who visited her and kept her company, especially while she was ill.  She loved to have visitors as it made her day less lonely. Her ministering sisters were so faithful and came every month.  Special thanks to Alicia Hook and Judy Kelley, whose friendship, love and dedication made such an impact in her life, she loved spending time with them.  Without  Judy’s help caring for Mom we would not have been able to fulfill moms wish to stay in her own home. We also want to thank the many compassionate doctors, nurses, physical therapists at Symbii Health Care and Hospice, especially Lori, Laura and Mackenzie who took care of mom during her final days.

It's hard to write in a few short words the influence for good Nola was in our lives but her example and her kindness will always have an impact and help us be the kind of people she would want us to be.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 4, 2022, at the LDS Church House on 3450 S 6400 W.  Viewings will be held Friday 6-8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home 8525 W Magna Main Street and Saturday 9-9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment: 2:30 PM at Paris City Cemetery, Paris Idaho. Online condolences:

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