Lila J. Coleman Nelson 1935 ~ 2011

Comment on this story

Lila J. Coleman Nelson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 17, 1935 to Weldon Coleman and Selma Peterson Coleman. She was the only daughter with six brothers: Robert (Marilyn), Leon (Jean), Donald (Mary Ann), David (deceased, infant), Philip (Donna), Richard (Charlene).She spent her early years in Cedar City, Richmond and Idaho Falls, but grew up in Salt Lake City. She graduated from South High in 1954 and attended the University of Utah where she met Keith C. Nelson. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 19, 1960. She was a diligent person and from the time she was a young girl she often did babysitting and collected money for her brother's paper route. Later she worked for several small food businesses. Her years of learning shorthand gave her many work opportunities over the years, the last at Davis School District. She learned to sew and made many of her own clothes as a youth. She enjoyed reading and giving book reviews over many years on different occasions to youth groups. Her involvements included being ward and stake Young Women's President, Relief Society President, President of the PTA, Chairman over the Art Show for Bountiful Handcart Days, president and member of a book club and Bountiful Temple worker. Her main love and interest was her family. Children included Kent (Barbara) Norman, Christine Beeton (Dan), and Glen (Carla). She always had the time to talk and listen to them when they wanted. She never had a bad word to say about anyone and was known as a gracious, lovely, elegant lady. She was always positive about the world around her. We wish to express our thanks to the fine people at Vista Care Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Woods Cross 3rd Ward Chapel, 1450 South 350 West, Bountiful. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Friday morning 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online guest book at