Barbara Nelson passed away peacefully on June 10, 2023, in Layton Utah. She was born January 20,1938 in Brigham City, Utah to Howard D. and Emma Shelby Nelson. She grew up in Washington Terrace and attend Weber County schools. She graduated from the ‘old’ Weber High School in 1956. In 1994 she retired from Hill Air Force Base following a thirty-year-long career.
She was an active, devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served faithfully in many different stake and ward callings throughout her life.
Barbara was proud of her Pioneer heritage and was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Kanesville 43 Camp, Weber West Company. She served on the West Company board for over 20 years. For ten years, she served as treasurer of the Weber County DUP Museum. She also volunteered as a docent at the museum.
For many years she met together every Monday with five very close friends for ‘FHE’ Friends Home Evening.
Barbara was an avid reader, loved animals, especially her cats, and enjoyed traveling. She had the opportunity to visit many different countries throughout the world.
She is survived by her brother Roy Nelson, ten nieces and nephews and their spouses, as well as over thirty great nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved very much. She is also survived by many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dee Evans, and sister-in-law Vicky Gilbert Nelson.
Barbara and her family are extremely grateful for the wonderful and respectful care provided by Fairfield Village of Layton and Inspiration Hospice. Their amazing care provided great comfort to the family.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday, June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and again on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara has requested that donations be made to LDS Humanitarian Services, your local animal Shelter, or a charity of your choice.