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 Lois <I>Cunningham</I> Nielson

Lois Cunningham Nielson

View, Cassia County, Idaho, USA
Death 4 Jan 1996 (aged 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 83-4-E-9
Memorial ID 136660 · View Source
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Lois Agnes Cunningham age 81
Lois C (Horace J) Nielson
Elementary and Special Ed. school teacher
Temple Ordinance worker Ogden, Salt Lake
Loved people, flowers, good books, beautiful paintings

1920 Census View, Cassia, Idaho
Joshua Cunningham 35, farmer
Fannie Cunningham 28
Lois Cunningham 5
Afton Cunningham 4 years 2 months
Merlin Cunningham 2 years 10 months
Living on own farm

1930 Census View, Cassia, Idaho
Joshua Cunningham 45, farmer
Fannie B Cunningham 39
Lois A Cunningham 16
Afton T Cunningham 14
Merlin T Cunningham 13
Eldon R Cunningham 9
Jay A Cunningham 3 years 1 month
One of first radios in neighbood
Living next to Elmer and Cora Cunningham

1939 Married: Salt Lake City, Utah
Horace James Nielson
Miss Lois Agnes Cunningham

1940 Census Richfield, Sevier, Utah
Horace Nelson 33, plumber
Lois C Nelson 26
Own home, 377 South 1st East

1940 Richfield, Utah
Librarian Appointed by Board
Richfield Reaper 1940-09-05, page 1.

1941 Johnston Atoll
December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Horace was working construction on the Johnston Atoll.

1996 Obituary: Salt Lake City, Utah
Lois Agnes Cunningham Nielson, 81, died January 4, 1996 at LDS Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.

Born March 14[7], 1914 in View, Idaho to Joshua and Fannie Burgess Tolman Cunningham. Married Horace James Nielson June 22, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died January 30, 1973. They were lovingly devoted to each other and their children.

Lois graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors in Education, then received her Masters in Special Education. She also attended Brigham Young and Utah State Universities. She became an accredited librarian of the Richfield Carnegie Library for about five years. She loved teaching and taught more than thirty eight years in elementary and special education in Idaho, Richfield, Farmington, and Kaysville, Utah. She was a diligent mentor of the next generation with an effective influence on many. Lois was creative. She enjoyed oil painting.

She was an active and faithful member of the LDS Church throughout her life. Her eight grandparents were original pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. Great-grandparents James Cunningham and Elizabeth Nicolson were members of the Willie Handcart Company in 1856.

Her great-grandfather Arza Matson Adams was a friend to the Prophet Joseph Smith and rode to Nauvoo to proclaim the martyrdom of Joseph Smith.

Lois honorably held many Stake and Ward callings. She was a temple ordinance worker in the Ogden and Salt Lake Temples. She loved genealogy, working to complete family ordinance work. Above all, she loved the Lord and the Scriptures, devoting her life to living His gospel. She was gracious, loving, and kind to all. Her greatest gift was her unconditional love. We love her dearly and are grateful for the Sealing Ordinances which seal our family together for all eternity.

Survived by a son, James Cunningham Nielson; two daughters, Diane Nielson (Milton L.) Weilenmann and Evelyn N. (Richard) Hanks; a brother, Jay A. Cunningham; a sister, Afton Cunningham; a grandson, Chris (Serena) Hanks; and 8 grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband; a great grandson, Lucas Reuben Hanks; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 8th, 12 Noon, at the Eagle Gate LDS Stake Center, 136 'A' Street where friends may call from 10:30 - 11:45 am prior to the services. Burial, Kaysville City Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the LDS ICU units. [Especially Dr Pearl].

In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to a scholarship fund in Lois' name C/O Brad Sheppard, Zion Bank Headquarters, One South Main, Salt Lake City.
Utah; Salt Lake Tribune, January 7, 1996
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Died on 100 anniversary of Utah Statehood.

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 136660
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