Jolyn Manuela

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Jolyn Manuela

  • Birth 7 Jul 1993 American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 2008 University Village, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot PG-60-4
  • Memorial ID 26481589

Our beloved daughter Jolyn Kauluwehionuuanuikaimilaniopono Sadako Manuela has been a radiance of hope in our lives. She joyfully ran home into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father and her sister Rowelena on April 22, 2008 at Primary Children's Medical Center.







She was born on July 7, 1993 in the American Fork Hospital to Ronald R.W. Manuela Jr. and Jean (Nakamoto) Manuela.
Jolyn loved this mortal life and continues to love life beyond this one. She ambitiously worked to fill her life with as many experiences that she possibly could even when it meant physically she wasn't able to do it. There was no such thing as limitations in her eyes and mind. All she ever wanted was to be a "normal" young woman and yet in our eyes, she was not the "normal" young woman. She was and continues to be extraordinary and exceptional in every way. Jolyn always had a dream to fulfill or a wish to make. She thrived on accomplishing goals that went beyond the mark of expectation. She would be so positive even in the most dismal circumstance and miraculously say things like, I am going to get off of the oxygen. Or I am going to get off of the nitric oxide and miraculously, she did. Sometimes she would exhaust her mother because she would get so anxious about accomplishing more than a couple of tasks at the same time. It all had to be done. There just was never enough time to do it all so she would meticulously plan everything in her life.







Jolyn has binders of her life's plans. She chose her career as a dental hygienist and cosmetologist. She also had applications and education requirements so that she knew what she needed. She designed her prom dresses and notified her mother that she would need to work on it in advance. She planned out her wedding and most importantly of all she wanted to be a good wife and mother so she kept a file of inspirational talks like the one from Sister Julie Beck on being "A Mother Who Knows" to help her with that too. Even though she will not be able to complete these goals here, we know that she will go on to accomplishing even greater goals because of the kind of faith and determination she possessed.






Some of her accomplishments were: Student of the day recognitions, reflections award, Hope of America Award, High Honor Roll, Survived death more than once, .doubling her life expectancy, weaning off of the nitric oxide, optimist and idealist, sisters' fashion consultant, coordinating the perfect family picture, being an example of love, hope, faith, charity and service that was lovingly given as well as lovingly received.






Some of Jolyn's favorite things were shopping, school, gourmet cooking, baking, intricate things, spending time with her family and friends, music, singing, movies, riding 4 wheelers, styling hair, instant messenger, working on the computer, colors blue, pink, and white, chocolate, ice-cream, monopoly, hanging out with her friends and talking. Jolyn loves people. As a child she would talk to anyone as if they were her best friend and people would always comment about how adorable she was. As she grew older, that kind of charisma increased and she has made the most amazing friends. She loves her family and friends and we love her and miss her too and we know that love will continue forever. .






Jolyn was able to have one of her wishes come true through "Make a Wish". She was able to go to Disney World with her family during the summer of 2006. She and her family stayed at Give Kids the World and believe it or not she was able to do almost everything she planned and wanted to do at Disney World. Thank you Make-a-Wish and Canyon View Junior High School for sponsoring her and helping our family make some special memories.






Also a heartfelt mahalo (thank you) to all of our special friends-teams of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and technicians in the PICU and Dr. Ronald Day at Primary Children's Medical Center for all of the tender loving care Jolyn received there. Child Life Support People thank you for securing the vecta for Jolyn and all of the fun activities to keep her happy. We love all of you for your expertise and making a critical and intensive time enjoyable, loving, and glorious! Jason Souza, Jolyn's Muscle Therapist-We love you too and cannot thank you enough for your hand in helping to prolong her life. An Endless thank you to all who helped to care for Jolyn so her parents could work: Aunty Jill and Aidan, Grandma Manuela, Aunty Kristy, Sheri Dove, Orpah Marble, Irene Ellison, Jeane Adams, Carolynn Hutchings, Aunty Tiffanny, Aunty Stephanie, Debbie Aston, Celia Ashton, Grandma & Grandpa Fullmer and the many others who offered to help. Thank you for the outpouring of thoughtful gestures, time, visits filled with laughter and gifts we received. A ton of thanks to American Fork High School, Pleasant Grove Junior High School, AF 3rd Ward, Hillcrest Stake, and the many who have prayed for Jolyn and our family-we cannot express our gratitude sufficiently!!!!








Jolyn was survived by her parents: Ron Jr. and Jean (Nakamoto) Manuela, sisters: Jaylene Lamoreaux, Roshelle Manuela, & Ronnie Manuela, Brother-in-law: Robert Lamond Lamoreaux, Grandparents: Ron Sr. & Abby Manuela, & Junichi & Shirley Nakamoto (Hawaii), Utah Aunties and Uncles: Taylor & Piper Hurtt, Russell Manuela, Rawlin & Kristy Manuela, Randan & Ashley Manuela, Hawaii Aunties and Uncles: Shan & Traci Nakamoto, Shane & Heather Nakamoto, Jill & Clark Allred, Shawn and Alejandra Nakamoto, Sheldon & Holly Nakamoto, Janille & Matt Casabar, & Luana & Jake Keanaaina. Utah Cousins: Kaipo, Dante, and Sloan Hurtt, Kaleio and Gunner Manuela, Ginger Manuela, Kapono Manuela.
Hawaii Cousins: Teagan, Talmage, Taggart, Tanner, Sydni & Staci Nakamoto, Shayli, Kyndra, & Baby Nakamoto, AJ & Aidan Allred, Samuel & Joseph Nakamoto, Erika & Travis Nakamoto, Malia Casabar, Keoki & Sanylyn, & Isaac Keanaaina. She was warmly welcomed on the other side by JR, Rowelena, and many other ancestors.







Funeral Services for Jolyn will be held at the American Fork Hillcrest Stake Center on 165 North 350 West with a Viewing on Friday, May 2 from 5-8 p.m. Jolyn's life celebration is on Saturday May 3 with a Viewing from 11-12:45 and Service at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will be at the American Fork City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork.
Published in the Daily Herald on 4/29/2008.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 28 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26481589
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jolyn Manuela (7 Jul 1993–22 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26481589, citing American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .