JoEllen (Jodi) Dasher passed away unexpectedly at home in her sleep on August 27, 2021. She was born April 9, 1954, in Conroe, Texas to Marvin and Edith Gideon. She married Don Newingham on October 9, 1970, with whom she had her 3 children: Shane, Shawn, and Kristi. Jodi found love a second time when she married Dennis Dasher on May 3, 2000. Dennis and Jodi built an amazing bond that continues. Jodi had an amazing heart and was truly an angel on earth. She spent many years as a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon and Wyoming. She had unmatched spiritual strength. She carried the unimaginable burden of losing 2 children (Shane & Kristi), 2 grandchildren (Gage & Damian), and the father of her children (Don) in very tragic events. She carried this burden with a smile on most days and a warm giving heart every day. Jodi turned these tragedies into a passion to help others, creating Damian’s Closet (named after her grandson that passed) located at the Tooele Children’s Justice Center. Jodi’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She’d tell anyone who would listen about their accomplishments. This especially came out during sporting events when she was the loudest fan in the stands! Jodi is survived by her husband Dennis, son Shawn Newingham and daughter in law and best friend Cho Newingham, her grandchildren KeShawn & KeAndria Newingham (Nathan Vickers), daughters (by marriage), Jennifer Shackleford (Billy), Teri Nix (Joey), Carin James (Cody), and Beth Dasher. Her grandchildren Vivian, Cooper & Arica James, Jakson Nix, Abbie Anderton & Keegan Dasher, Adam Jordan (Angela), Nick Shackleford, Kristen Foshee (Nathan), Lillian Shakleford (Jasmine), Jodi’s brother Terry Gideon and sister Carole Pendelton, as well as many nieces and nephews, along with lifelong friends of her children that loved her and considered her a second mom. Funeral service will be held at Tate Mortuary in Tooele, Utah on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:00 am, viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider donating toys to Damian’s closet at Tooele CJC.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of JoEllen (Jodi) Dasher please visit our Sympathy Store.