Ross Easton Nielsen passed away surrounded by his family on September 14, 2023, at the age of 90. He was born July 4, 1933, to Easton Henry and Juanita Dustin Nielsen in Riverside, Utah.
After graduating from South Cache HS in 1951, he served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon return, he continued his studies at Utah State University and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree.
On August 22, 1956, he married the love of his life, Cherrill Baugh, in Logan, Utah. They went on to have five children, Ross II (Becky) Nielsen, David (LaRaun) Nielsen, Janice (Troy) Killian, Robert (Shaun) Nielsen, Nancy (Kirk) Harris.
His career path led to numerous opportunities in working for the Forest Service, Boeing Aerospace, and the U.S. Air Force at Hill AFB. Ross served his community in many positions including the Pleasant View Planning Commission, Water Board, and City Council. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in various church positions throughout his life. He and his wife, Cherrill, served missions to Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Palmyra and Ogden Temples.
Ross lived a full life and shared it with his family, who he loved very much. Over the years, he enjoyed snowmobiling, growing a large garden, researching genealogy, and making beautiful woodworking projects to be cherished by family and friends. He and Cherrill loved traveling and going south for the winter in their fifth wheel.
He was preceded in death by both his parents and his in-laws, Fredrick and Grace Baugh. He is survived by his wife, Cherrill; brothers, Howard (Annette) Nielsen, Dwight (Wendy) Nielsen; five children, 24 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Ross’s obituary page.
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