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 Alta <I>Francis</I> Nelson

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Alta Francis Nelson

Birth
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Death
12 Mar 2012 (aged 110)
Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
Burial
Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Plot
C-24-18-1
Memorial ID
87435832 View Source

Irvine, CA Alta Francis Nelson, former resident of Brigham, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Irvine, California at the age of 110.

She was born in Brigham City on July 24, 1901 to John William and Mary Nielsen Francis. She grew up in a traditional LDS family. Alta graduated from Box Elder High School and left the area in 1920 to work in Salt Lake City for the Walker Department Store where she sold shoes. While working in Salt Lake City she met and married Meiling Nelson on January 16, 1925. The couple moved to Bozeman, Montana and opened a shoe store. They later added another retail outlet in Boise, Idaho.

In 1963 the couple retired to Laguna Beach, California. After Meiling's death on March 5, 1968, Alta relocated to Irvine, California.

She is survived by two nephews and three nieces: Tim Francis, Dale Francis of Perry; Helen Francis Sieg, Fay Robbins Christensen and Dorothy Robbins Reese of Brigham City.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 11:00 AM in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com

Irvine, CA Alta Francis Nelson, former resident of Brigham, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Irvine, California at the age of 110.

She was born in Brigham City on July 24, 1901 to John William and Mary Nielsen Francis. She grew up in a traditional LDS family. Alta graduated from Box Elder High School and left the area in 1920 to work in Salt Lake City for the Walker Department Store where she sold shoes. While working in Salt Lake City she met and married Meiling Nelson on January 16, 1925. The couple moved to Bozeman, Montana and opened a shoe store. They later added another retail outlet in Boise, Idaho.

In 1963 the couple retired to Laguna Beach, California. After Meiling's death on March 5, 1968, Alta relocated to Irvine, California.

She is survived by two nephews and three nieces: Tim Francis, Dale Francis of Perry; Helen Francis Sieg, Fay Robbins Christensen and Dorothy Robbins Reese of Brigham City.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 11:00 AM in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


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