Our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, Lark Harris Neilson, age 42, passed away due to the results of an automobile accident near Smoot, WY.
She was born November 14, 1955 in Ogden, UT, a daughter of Robert Jay and Odessa Hill Harris. She married David Reed Neilson November 21, 1980 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.She lived in Layton, UT most of her life, but has lived in Taylor, UT for the past five years. She also lived in Memphis, TN; Ambler, PA; and Nobel, OK, for short periods of time. She graduated from Layton High school in 1974 and from Weber State University in Elementary Education. She was a member Weber State Chantonilles for four years, and served as president for two years. She was awarded Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Davis School District, and was elected to the Hall of Fame during the 1996-1997 school year. She was an elementary school teacher for 18 years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, among which were Stake Young Women's president, and ward organist. She was also the secretary of the Beehive Chariot Club.
"Lark is a person who chose cheerfulness, caring service for others, with an unconditional love and acceptance of others, without reservation."
Surviving are her husband, David Reed Neilson; one son, Jacob H. Neilson; two daughters, Aubriona Neilson; and Darci Neilson, all of Taylor, UT; her parents of Layton, UT; two brothers, Randy J. (Donna) Harris, Houston, TX; Curtis H. (LeAnn) Harris, Kaysville, UT; three sisters, Joan (Jay) Argyle, Tremonton, UT; Karen (Chris) Bell, Centerville, UT; Ann (Kent) Flint, Layton, UT; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Beverly Neilson, and her grandparents.
Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1998 at the Taylor 2nd LDS Ward, 2200 So. 4300 West. Friends and family may call Sunday 5-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., and Monday at the church 9-10:45 a.m. Interment, West Weber Cemetery in Taylor City.
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