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Rhea Jackson Nelson

March 11, 1925 November 10, 2018
Rhea Jackson Nelson
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Obituary for Rhea Jackson Nelson

Loa, Utah - Rhea's spirit happily rejoined her loved ones who've gone before, on November 10, 2018. She died at home in Farmington, NM at the age of 93 years old. She was born March 11, 1925 in Torrey, Utah, to goodly parents, James Clarence and Myrtle V. Morrill Huntsman.

She married John Reed Jackson Sept. 28, 1944 in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple. Together they had 7 children: Therral (Judy Chism), Elaine (Dale Young) Thomas (Marilyn Schurtz), Kevin (Patti Hendrix), Lynn (Pam Phillips), Jane (Douglas MacPherson), and Verla Jackson.

After their marriage, they moved to Logan, Utah where Reed attended and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College. After graduation, they moved to Ely, Nevada where he taught in the White Pine High School for 27 years. In 1980 they returned to Torrey, Utah for retirement. They also spent many winters in Quartzsite, Arizona. He served as Torrey Ward Bishop from 1984 - 1989. In 1989 he and Rhea filled a one-year mission in Oroville, California. Reed passed away on October 30, 2000.

Rhea then served a one-year Family History mission in Salt Lake City with Katie Chappell as her companion.

Rhea married Calvin Lars Nelson in July 2002 and moved to Loa, Utah. One of her greatest joys was serving with him as an Ordinance Worker for six years in the Manti LDS Temple. She was also an Assistant Stake Family History Director in Wayne County for many years. She felt it was a great privilege to keep the Wayne County Obituary book current, with a great number of ever-increasing volumes. She also loved cataloging the Daughters of Utah Pioneers lesson manuals which contain so many good pioneer histories. This faithful service made these stories available to the public.

She had 23 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren.

Rhea's greatest goal in life was to be a good wife and mother. She was always a good example for her family and posterity. She was very fond of Lars' family and posterity, as well.

She enjoyed home-making, gardening and yard work, cooking, sewing, painting landscapes, quilting, scrapbooking, reading, working on genealogy and indexing. She was faithful in keeping a daily journal for many years. She enjoyed her Church callings and served in almost every Church position available to women, except that of organist. She often regretted not having any musical ability.

She was the owner and operator of the Golden Fabric and Craft Shop in Ely, Nevada for 4 years. She enjoyed many community activities including the DUP and American Legion. She moved to Farmington, NM to live with her daughter, Elaine, after the death of her husband, Lars Nelson in August 2015.

She loved people and felt that everyone was a friend! Her family and posterity and her membership in the LDS Church were her greatest interests in life. Her fondest desire was that they would all be united throughout all eternity. She constantly hoped to be able to endure faithfully to the end of her mortal life, which she did with grace and dignity.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Loa LDS Stake Center, where friends may call for viewing Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Lyman City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Richfield and Salina, Utah.


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Viewing

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11/17/2018 12:30:00 PM
Loa LDS Stake Center

20 South 100 West
Loa, Utah 84747

Loa LDS Stake Center
20 South 100 West Loa 84747 Utah
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

1:00 PM 11/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Loa LDS Stake Center

20 South 100 West
Loa, Utah 84747

Loa LDS Stake Center
20 South 100 West Loa 84747 Utah
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lyman Cemetery Final Resting Place

800 West Cemetery Road
Lyman, Utah 84749

800 West Cemetery Road Lyman 84749 Utah
United States
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