|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1928|
|Death: ||May 14, 1997|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Royce is my great-aunt.
Georgia Royce Curtis Nielsen was born to Truman Curtis and Loretta Ruth Jensen on Monday, July 23, 1928 in Fountain Green, Utah.
She married Murray Dee Hoskins on August 17, 1945 in Salt Lake City. They were later divorced. She later married Karl Kennedy Nielsen on April 9, 1947 at her parent's home located at 248 West 400 North in the Marmalade District of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Salt Lake City. The ceremony was performed by Don Dillingham.
From 1952 until her death, she resided at 1223 South Navajo Street (1350 West) in the Glendale neighborhood of Salt Lake City.
Adoring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved bowling and playing pinochle with the "Club Ladies," sitting on the front porch with Karl, spending time with her family, and talking for hours to anyone. Royce was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party.
Her warm smile touched all who crossed her path. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her and will be sorely missed by all!
After a long period of ill health, Royce passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at her home.
Royce left to cherish her memory her husband of fifty years, Karl; children, Lance (Betty) Nielsen of Oceanside, Mississippi; Brenda (Brad Baker), Chris (Kelly) Nielsen, and Lisa Nielsen; grandchildren, Mya, Ginny, and Courtney Baker, and Austin and Allie Nielsen; great-grandson, Ashton Hansen: brothers, Brent (Shirley) Curtis, Don (Bev) Curtis, and Paul (Laurie) Curtis. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanne.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 17, 1997 at 12:00 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Estates Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road (1700 West) in Taylorsville. Friends attended a viewing from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Royce was laid to rest following the conclusion of the funeral services in the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery.
Summary of funeral services:
Funeral services were held under the direction of Bishop William E. Harris.
The family prayer was offered by Paul Curtis.
The prelude and postlude music was offered by Alice Gorringe.
The invocation was offered by Kelly Nielsen.
"A Tribute To Grandma" was offered by Courtney Baker, Ginny Baker, and Mya Baker.
Speakers included: Chris Nielsen and Paul Curtis
A poem was recited by Kelly Nielsen.
The benediction was offered by Laurie Curtis.
The grave was dedicated by Bishop William E. Harris.
Pallbearers included: Chris Nielsen, Brad Baker, Paul Curtis, Brent Curtis, Marc Curtis, and Don Curtis
Honorary pallbearers included: Austin Nielsen, Ashton Hansen, Ginny Baker, Allie Nielsen, Mya Baker, and Courtney Baker.
Truman Curtis (1910 - 1970)
Loretta Ruth Jensen Curtis (1909 - 1975)
Murray D Hoskins (1927 - 2012)
Karl Kennedy Nielsen (1924 - 1998)
Georgia Royce Curtis Nielsen (1928 - 1997)
Beverly Jeanne "Jean" Curtis Mills (1931 - 1993)*
Brent T. Curtis (1933 - 1999)*
Don Kenneth Curtis (1938 - 2006)*
Redwood Memorial Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Plot: Garden of Meditation, Lot 287, Grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 40.63366, -111.94173
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15404252