Virginia Cannon Nelson, died November 13, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was born December 13, 1898 in Salt Lake City a daughter of Eugene Mousley and Edna Lambert Cannon, and the oldest of seven children. Attended the LDS High School and later graduated from the University of Utah with an AB degree in English. She taught Jr. High School for two years. Always interested in creative writing, she was the editor of the literary magazines in high school and the University. She won the first church-wide contest for writing a dramatic skit that was produced in Wasatch Ward. She also wrote for the Deseret News and published in local and national magazines. She taught for twenty consecutive years as literary teacher in the Yale 2nd Ward Relief Society. She worked for fifteen years in the MIA ending as president of Highland Stake YWMIA. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, the Classics Club, the Booklore Club, and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Married George S. Nelson, a structural engineer, on August 15, 1923 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.They had two daughters, Jinny Lee Snow Wilson, a designer of note; and Janet Marjorie Sheffield, a writer of books.
Survived by her husband; two daughters, six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Her remains will rest in the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum at 2350 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City.
Memorial Services on Monday, November 19th, at 12 noon, Yale 2nd Ward, 1431 Gilmer Drive where the family will greet friends beginning at 11 a.m.
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