Arleta Scothern Nielsen


Arleta Scothern Nielsen, 90, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 in Centerville.  She was born on July 9, 1928 in Bear River, Utah, to Joseph William and Ruby Young Scothern.  She was the second of nine children.  She married Richard Edward Nielsen on Aug. 30, 1947.  Dick and Arleta had six children; Steven, Allen, Kent, Carol Jean, Ronald, and a baby boy.

Arleta was very active, independent, and generous throughout her life. She enjoyed bowling and golfing, as well as her involvement in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.  She also had a strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, and enjoyed her service there.

She is survived by two brothers, Elden and Lloyd; three sons, Allen (Karen), Kent (Pam), and Ron; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter (with another due in November).

She was preceded in death by six siblings, Wendell, Clinton, Duane, Doyle, Ferris, and Nona; two babies in infancy, Carol Jean and a baby boy; her beloved husband, Dick; her son, Steve; and her grandson, Alex.

There will be a viewing held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Russon Mortuary, 1941 North Main, Farmington.  She will be buried at the Memorial Lakeview Cemetery in Bountiful. For online guestbook please visit


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