Mildred Hafen Neilson Calapp 1920 ~ 2011

Mildred Hafen Neilson Calapp-beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at Legacy Village Care Center, Taylorsville, Utah on March 31, 2011. She was born on December 5, 1920 in Santa Clara, Utah to Charles and Ada Blake Hafen. She graduated with an Associates Degree from Dixie Jr. College. She met her future husband Carl R. Neilson at a dance at Dixie High School. They were married in the St. George, Utah Temple on December 11, 1940. They raised eight children in Granger, Utah. Mildred worked as a custodian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Carl and Mildred were devoted to their family. Four boys became Eagle Scouts. Six children went on missions. Mildred experienced hard times when she buried two husbands and two daughters. Throughout her life, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery, gardening, and genealogy. Her favorite activities were visiting relatives, going on family vacations, remembering birthdays and giving special love letters. Mildred was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She served five full time missions; Minnesota, England, Los Angeles, Cambodian Branch, and in the Humanitarian Center. She had a strong testimony of the Savior and bore that testimony often. She always had a bright and shiny personality that everyone loved. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Mildred is survived by her siblings, Leslie, Ralph and Thora ; and her children: Faye (William Donald), Ronald, Myron Ben (Lynn), Sheldon (Vickie), Marlin (Christine), David (Jill); and a posterity of 55. She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, two husbands and two daughters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Ward, 4586 W. Woodbury Circle (3960 S.), West Valley City, UT. Viewing will be held Friday 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road and again at the church Saturday 10-10:45 a.m. prior to funeral service. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, she would like contributions to be made to: LDS Church Book of Mormon fund.