April 9, 1923 – Feb. 23, 2014
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, after a fulfilling life, Mary Elinor Young Nielsen, age 90, was called home to be with her loving husband, Nelden.
Mary was born April 9, 1923 in Vernal to Lorenzo Clifford “Cliff” Young and Susannah “Susie” Colton Young.
After the passing of her mother, Mary, age 6, went to live with her Aunt and Uncle, Dallas and Lucille Young in Provo. She graduated from Provo High. She spent wonderful summers in the Uintah Basin with family and relatives where she met her sweetheart, Nelden.
She married, Nelden Christian Nielsen, December 27, 1943 (later solemnized in the Manti Temple). They were married for 53 years. They owned Nielsen Plastering. They built Magic Ad businesses in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and California. They resided in Orem, Reno, SLC, and Bountiful. After “retiring” they developed and farmed a large alfalfa farm during hot summers in Randlett, UT. A widow for 17 years, Mary continued farming until her health no longer permitted.
Mary loved hard work, gardening, cooking, organizing, achieving, reading, politics, and helping others. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held many callings.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nelden and her three brothers: Wilson, John, and Norman Young.
Mary is survived by her five children: Nelden Christian “Chris” Nielsen, Jr. (Peggy), Bountiful; Aprile Suzanne Warren, Murray; Ronald Y. Nielsen (Nancy), Farmington; Marjorie Nancy Wyler, Draper; and Nathan Thomas Nielsen (Veronique), Randlett, UT. She has 22 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank family, ward members, neighbors, and the IHC Hospice Team for their kindness and support.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 East where friends and relatives may visit the family Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to services. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.