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 Marian Gardner Nielson

Marian Gardner Nielson

Lehi, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 25 Nov 1972 (aged 68)
Monticello, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Burial Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Plot 2_31_5_2
Memorial ID 67193 · View Source
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BLANDING, San Juan County--Funeral services for Marian Gardner Nielson, 60, Blanding's "Mother of the Year" for 1967, who died Saturday in a Monticello hospital of cancer, will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Blanding Third Ward LDS Chapel.

A native of Lehi, Mrs. Nielson was born Dec. 5, 1903 to James H. and Rhoda Huffaker Gardner. She married Josephh L. Nielson in the Salt Lake Temple and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Nielson was an English teacher for more than 15 years in the San Juan High School in Blanding and a member of the San Juan Board since 1966.

Active in the LDS Church, she was YWMIA president. She also served on the county library board. Twice she was recipient of a Salt Lake City newspaper Christmas story award.

She was co-author of the "Saga of San Juan," a county history wrote pageants, skits and poems.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters, Francis J. Nielson, Mrs. Kent (Virginia) Black and John H. Nielson, all of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Rhoda Ashley, Clearfield; Mrs. John L. (Barbara) Ballif, Richland, Washington; Preston G. Nielson and Robert J. Nielson, both of Blanding; 24 grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters, A. D. Gardner, Mrs. Robert C. (Vera) Pixton, Mrs. Milton R. (Fern) Hunter and Mrs. Lawrence T. (Lois) Dahl, all of Salt Lake City and LeRoe B. Gardner, Walnut Creek, California.

Friends may call at the San Juan Mortuary in Blanding tonight from 6 to 8 o'clock and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Blanding Cemetery.

-Provo Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 1972, transcribed by Rhonda Holton




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67193
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marian Gardner Nielson (6 Dec 1903–25 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67193, citing Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .