On Monday, June 29, 1998, Barbara M. Nelson passed peacefully after a long and wonderful life.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Susannah Bitner and Frederick Joseph Morris. Married Earl Worthen Nelson in the Salt Lake Temple. He preceded her in death.Barbara was graduated from the University of Utah. She performed post-graduate studies at the University of Hawaii and BYU Hawaii Campus. All of her life, she was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was always grateful for her pioneer heritage and for the abundant blessings she enjoyed throughout her life. She loved the Christmas season, good music, family, and friends. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Utah Jazz and University of Utah basketball and football teams - especially when they won. She loved her beautiful children and grandchildren and had a strong testimony of the divinity of the Savior, Jesus Christ, which she instilled in them.
She is survived by her children: Peter Morris Nelson (Kathy); Carol Ann Nelson Tripp (Bryce); and Thomas Earl Nelson (Nancy). Grandchildren: Amanda, Emily K., Jenny, and Rebecca Nelson; Lindsey and Erin Susannah Tripp; Christopher, Kaci, Kari, Stephen, and Sarah Joy Nelson; also survived by her sisters: Florence Morris and Dorothy Anderson (Merrill); and her brother, Ralph B. Morris (June). Preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Wayne and Robert Morris.
Funeral service will be held Friday, July 3, 1998 at 12 noon in the Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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