Marguerite Page Earnshaw Nilson, our mother, peacefully passed away October 30, 1990 of natural causes at the age of 88 in Salt Lake City. We are happy that her spirit has at last been released after her long, enduring suffering over the past eight years.
She was a good and faithful servant, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be missed.She was born March 18, 1902 to James Alma Earnshaw and Albena Edney Page in Salt Lake City, where she lived on Western Ave. until 1918, when they moved to Uintah County to live on a 40 acre farm. She attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from LDS Business College. She married Joseph Lelland Nilson August 27, 1930 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death April 29, 1977.
She loved life and was a hard worker. She worked in the homes of several people and also at the LDS Hospital for 22 years in the business office. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as Beehive, Sunday School, Primary, Seminary teacher, and shared her talents with the Relief Society for many years. She was a great card player, belonged to bridge and pinochle groups, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and all handicrafts. She loved to cook and entertain and enjoyed family gatherings.
She is survived by four children; two daughters, Joyce and husband Bruce Stewart, June and husband, Roy Hoenicke, two sons, Gayle and wife, Sonja Nilson, all of Salt Lake City; Joseph A. and wife, Jean Nilson of Lancaster, California; sister, Carol and husband, Don Allred, Ramah and wife, Eva Earnshaw, all of Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandhchildren.
May she rest in peace. We loved her.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 1990 at 12 noon, at the Wells Ward Chapel, 1990 South 500 East. Friends may call Thursday at MacKay Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 So., from 6-8 p.m., and at the Wells Ward Friday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Funeral Directors, Mackay Deseret Mortuary.
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