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 Melva <I>Gale</I> Nelson

Melva Gale Nelson

Birth
San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Death 3 Aug 2006 (aged 90)
Riverton, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 65578177 · View Source
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Melva Gale Nelson, who exemplified love, faith, and service to her family, passed away on August 3, 2006.

She was born March 31, 1916 to George Henry Gale and Elsie Kartchner Gale in Liberty, New Mexico. Melva, the ninth of eleven children, was raised in a warm and loving LDS family in Chandler, Arizona.

While attending school, she met Robert Wiley Nelson, and after their courtship they married in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple on December 4, 1936. Together, they raised six good and honorable children.

Melva served in numerous callings within the LDS Church in her lifetime. She was a woman of many talents who loved giving to her family most of all. In the later years of her life, she enjoyed water color painting and especially sewing quilts for each grandchild. She will be missed greatly by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Each of her grandchildren knew they were her favorite.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; and six children, Kay Heaps of Riverton, R. Leon (Carole) Nelson of Sandy, Raymond (Joyce) Nelson of South Jordan, Steven (Cindi) Nelson of Heber, Mark (Wendy) Nelson of Sandy, and Janice (Tom) Child of Bountiful; twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; and her brother, Jim Gale. She was preceded in death by her parents; nine siblings; and baby son, James Kevin.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 in the Parkway Ward Chapel, 1208 West 12400 South, Riverton. Friends and family may visit on Monday, August 7, 2006 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Boulevard (7600 South), Cottonwood Heights.
Interment: Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East Bengal Boulevard (7800 South, Cottonwood Heights.
Published in the Deseret News on August 6, 2006.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 13 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65578177
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melva Gale Nelson (31 Mar 1916–3 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65578177, citing Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .