After a long and valiant struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, Nannie Etta Russell Anderson Lindsay, age 88, passed away in a local care center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 18, 1991.
Born June 2, 1902 in Conejos, Colorado to Dollie E. McEntire and Harry Hale Russell. Married Byron David Anderson (who was prominent in local legal and political circles) on January 6, 1921 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1943. Married Walter A. Lindsay on April 6, 1947, and moved to LaGrande, Oregon. He died July 14, 1961. She graduated from the LDS High School in Salt Lake City in 1920, after which she enrolled in a probationary nurse's training course. She later acquired her licensed practical nurse rating while living in LaGrande, where she worked for several years at the Grande Ronde Hospital. She also did a great deal of private duty nursing, which included her returning to Salt Lake City to give skilled and devoted care to her mother for three years before her death in 1956.Many members of the South 18th Ward Relief Society remembered her for her healing and compassionate care of the sick among them. Before moving to LaGrande, she worked for a number of years in the Temple Index Bureau of the Genealogical Department of the LDS Church. This bureau was established by her father, evolving eventually into the present-day genealogical system. She also worked in the LDS Church Membership Department for several years before she retired at 62. She held ward and stake leadership positions in the LDS Church, serving in the YWMIA in the Yalecrest Ward in Salt Lake City, and as Union Stake Relief Society president in LaGrande for five and one-half years. She also served two separate times as president of the West Relief Society of the South 18th Ward in Salt Lake City.
Survived by: two sons and two daughters (and spouses), Karen and Harry Cameron Russell, Salt Lake City; Russell Byron and Jean Anderson, Ashland, Oregon; Shirley and Richard G. Hiatt, LaGrande, Oregon; and Stephen Hale and Shirlee Anderson, Salt Lake City; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services on Thursday, February 21, at 11 a.m., Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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