|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1917|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2007|
RIVERDALE-Laura Nelle Taylor Bendixsen, 90, died Sun. December 9, 2007 in Ogden of Natural Causes. She was born March 11, 1917 in Dutch Gap, Virginia, a daughter of Robin Adair and Emmie Bowe Martin Taylor.
On November 21, 1945, Laura Nelle married Grant Douglas Bendixsen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Grant preceded her in death on December 14, 1990. She lived in Virginia, Salt Lake City, Provo, Coalville, and resided in Riverdale since 1967. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served a mission in the East Central States. In addition, she served as Primary President, Relief Society president, Stake Nursery leader, Stake missionary, and Relief Society and Primary teacher. Laura Nelle, one of the Jolly Dutch Gappers, performed on the radio during World War II and various other places. She was a member and President of Yesharah, and committee Chairman of the Riverdale 4th of July Days, when it was named Old Glory Days. Education Week at BYU was her annual tradition for over 45 years and she attended Chautauqua for 47 consecutive years. She loved decorating her yard for Easter and helped compile a cook book for the church building fund. She had a passion for writing and was the Edgemont Correspondent for the Provo Daily Herald, a writer for the Summit Bee in Coalville, and a reporter for Riverdale in the Roy Chronicle.
Surviving are two sons, Jan Robin Bendixsen, Scot Douglas (Lynette) Bendixsen; and five daughters, Lewanna (Gary) Christianson, Sanoma Burke, Joy (Brent) Bastow, Fonda Evans, Patrice (Wesley) Ervin; son-in-law, Gary Fierro; 31 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and her brother, Donald Taylor. Laura Nelle was preceded in death by: husband, Grant, daughter, Tanya Fierro, six brothers, three sisters, one grandson, Lance Douglas Fox, and granddaughter, Erin Bendixsen.
Funeral Services will be held Sat. Dec. 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Riverdale Stake Center, 4000 S. 1150 W. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Fri. from 6-8 p.m. and Sat. at the Riverdale Stake Center from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Interment: Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
Published in the Deseret News on 12/13/2007.
Grant Douglas Bendixsen (1916 - 1990)*
Lindquists Washington Heights Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Dec 13, 2007
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