God directs his work through angels that quietly walk among us. Nelda Meenderink was one of his best and she has returned to report on Monday November 14th after 92 years of service. She was born July 10, 1930 in West Weber, Utah to Vernal Wayne Thompson and Cleone Heslop. She was the eldest of their five children was a lifelong resident of Roy, Utah and graduated from Weber High in 1948.
She rode horses and competed in matched pair competitions with her father.
She was also first attendant to Miss Rodeo Ogden in 1948. In 1950 she married Arthur Meenderink in the Logan Utah Temple and they were blessed with five children. She was widely renowned as a “hand-stitched quilting artist” winning many awards and throughout her life completed 600 quilts and bound and marked over 2000. She had an unwavering testimony of Christ and served Him faithfully wherever needed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in leadership and volunteer positions.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Art, two sisters, one brother, one grandson, two great-grandsons, and one great-great-granddaughter. She is survived by three brothers, Glen Thompson, Branch Cox, Wayne Thompson and two sisters, Donna Perkins and Anita Thompson, her children Susan (Bill) Lang, Michael (Jodeen), Douglas (Kristy), Wendy (Kent) Anderson, Tammy (Brad) Roberts, 43 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. The family will meet with friends Friday, November 18, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Roy City Cemetery.
She lived her life simply and quietly serving and loving others along her way in as much that when she was born, she cried and the World rejoiced and when she died the World cried and she rejoiced.