Logan - Marilyn Joan "Jo" Follett Nash, 79, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Logan, Utah. She was born May 19, 1933, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Orion and Edna Cotter Follett. She married Mondell Franklin Nash on May 28, 1951, in Preston, Idaho.
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She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved horses and was very proud to have been one of the attendants at the 1950 Preston Rodeo. While raising her family in Blackfoot, Idaho, she owned and showed Arabian horses. She worked at the Idaho State Fair and Penney's for many years.
She had a beautiful singing voice and was a talented artist. Jo enjoyed sewing and crafts of all types.
After retiring with Mondell they lived in Yuma, Ariz., during the winters and stayed in a cabin above Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, in the summers. The cabin was the site of many family parties and snowmobile trips, and they loved the peace and quiet. Jo and Mondell traveled extensively and made friends everywhere. Jo and Mondell moved to Franklin, Idaho, during their later years.
Jo is survived by three sons, Tim (Pat) Nash of White Rock, N.M., Terry Nash of Clarkston, Wash., and Thom (Judy) Nash of Richland, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Terra (Doug) Berning, Tyler (Erika) Nash, Tim (Michele) Nash, Shaun Nash, Chelsey (Aaron) Hibbard, Christin (Paul) Aubin, Kayla (Rob) Hanson and Brooke (Dan) Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Michelle Berning, Sarah Berning, Faith Nash, Leta Nash, Dorian Hibbard, Koehn Allen and Jessica Allen; and two sisters, Barbara Berger and Nita (Mike) Kohler. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mondell Nash in 2009, and sister Sue Packer in 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday also at Webb Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from June 28 to July 12, 2012