Obituary: NIELSEN, EVELYN

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 4:52 p.m. MDT

Evelyn M. Nielsen 1920 ~ 2011

Evelyn McNarney Nielsen, loved and respected by her family, passed away at her daughter Karen's home in Riverton, Utah on January 19, 2011. She was born February 26, 1920 in Cottonwood, Utah to William Melvin and Lena Roth McNarney, the first of four children; Florence Dowding, Wanda Taylor and an infant brother preceded her in death. Evelyn married Soren J. Nielsen December 27, 1940. Marriage later solemnized Aug. 28, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They resided in South Jordan for 55 years, before moving to Sandy. Evelyn loved the gospel and was a faithful and active member of the LDS Church. She loved serving at the Jordan River Temple alongside her husband. Her greatest joy in life was her family and she was very involved in their activities. Survivors: children, Colleen (Lee) Tennant, Soren M. (Karen Lee) Nielsen, Karen (Brent) Booth, Stuart J. Nielsen, Evelyn (Blaine) Beck, 19 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com