Gloria “Jean” Vega

1951 – 2015


Jean Vega passed away suddenly Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  Jean was born August 19, 1951 to Richard Shumaker and Carlene (Shumaker) Weiss.  She had a younger brother Alan Shumaker, and two step siblings Ronald Weiss and Sandra Hardee.  She had three daughters: Rhonda, Mykael and Jennifer. 


She is the granddaughter of Echo and Carl Pickett.


She graduated from Casper College as an LPN, a profession that she continued to work at for the remainder of her life.  She was an avid Santa collector and fan of the Texas Rangers, Motorcross and WWE.


She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Shumaker; Stepfather, Lee Weiss; daughter, Rhonda Blair; Granddaughter, Gabriella Rodriquez; and Nephew, Eric Shumaker.


She is survived by her mother, Carlene Pickett Weiss; daughters, Mykael (Shawn) Graham and Jennifer (Robert) Minor; Grandchildren, Cody Hobgood, Krystiana  Graham, Jessica Graham, Kimberly Graham, Isaiah Rodriquez, Courtney Blair, Peyton Minor and Madison Blair;  great grandson, Vincent  Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A memorial will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2020 S. Jefferson on Saturday November 21, 2015 at 10 am.  A reception will immediately follow the service.  Internment will occur next summer in the family plot in Ten Sleep, WY.