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Beth DeAnn Nielsen

December 14, 1938 — June 28, 2024

Beth DeAnn Nielsen, age 85, passed away peacefully in Sandy, Utah, on Friday, June 28, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

 DeAnn Nielsen was born on December 14, 1938 in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Ross Beck Davis and Beth Swalburg Davis. She was the first of 7 children. Her siblings are Brent, Roger, Charlie, John, Mary and Julie. She loved her siblings just like they were her own children and they all revered their oldest sister. She grew up in Casper, Wyoming. She pursued her education at Brigham Young University and served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the U.S Southern States mission. 

 She later married Warren R Nielsen and had 4 children, David, Andrea, Lisa, and Jason. They celebrated their 58 years of marriage before his passing in 2022. They raised their children in Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska and Utah. In addition to raising her children, she supported her husband in his various church callings and as his secretary for their family business. She later continued her secretarial career at Women’s Athletics at Brigham Young University and Speech Pathology and Audiology at Illinois State University.

 Wherever her life took her, those who knew DeAnn didn’t just know her, they loved her and they adored her as much she loved them. Many people would always say they loved DeAnn like a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She always took the time to learn about others and listen with never a thought of needing them to do the same. DeAnn was the encapsulation of what it means to unconditionally love. Throughout her life, DeAnn found joy in serving others, whether through her interest in them, or through her passion for giving people gifts always. One of her most famous gifts were her beautiful quilts and crocheted blankets that became cherished heirlooms for her family and friends or her special crocheted dishcloth gift baskets that always included her beloved chocolate that she would work on all year creating to deliver at Christmastime. Her skilled hands and generous heart touched countless lives, embodying the spirit of love and selflessness.

 DeAnn was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in various callings and where her faith in Jesus Christ inspired all who knew her. DeAnn lived a life marked by devotion to her faith and family. She found fulfillment in sharing her talents and time with those around her, reflecting her deep commitment to following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Her acts of service and kindness left an indelible impact on everyone fortunate enough to have known her.

 Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who were privileged to experience her warmth, creativity, and unwavering faith. As she embarks on her next journey, we celebrate a life well-lived and a legacy of love that will continue to inspire us all. DeAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, her parents Ross and Beth Davis, and her brother Roger Davis. She leaves behind her four children David (Diane) Nielsen, Andrea Nielsen, Lisa (Thom) Reed, Jason (Somber) Nielsen, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

 DeAnn’s family would like to acknowledge the incredible staff at Cedarwood At Sandy and Auburn Crest Hospice Care for their unwavering dedication and loving care to both their mother and father.

 Funeral Services will be held Saturday July 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Weber 4th Ward, 2620 E. 8200 S., South Weber, Utah. Family and friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. 

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: honor of DeAnn’s lifelong commitment to serving others. May her soul find peace with the sweet reunion to her sweetheart, those family and friends who have passed on and in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.


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