Judith Nielsen (1918 - 2014)

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Judith Lundgreen Nielsen

Washington, UT

Judith Lundgreen Nielsen, 95, suffered a stroke at her home in Country Meadows South in St. George on December 10, 2013 and passed away on January 27, 2014 at Kolob Assisted Living. She was born February 26, 1918 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, the oldest child of Walter O. Lundgreen and Savanna Anderson Lundgreen. Her siblings are Wesley K. Lundgreen, deceased, Geneal Lundgreen Wood, deceased, and Sherman (Helen) Lundgreen who live in St. George and Bountiful. Her brother-in-law Don C. Wood resides in Salt Lake.

Judith graduated May 1936 from South Sevier High School where she played first clarinet in the band and the kettle drums in the orchestra. She moved to Salt Lake in the fall of 1936 where she attended LDS Business College.

She married Reed Nielsen, also from Monroe, in the Manti Temple September 17, 1937. Reed died May 29, 2000. They have four children: Gail, St. George; Judy (Bob) Adams, Highland, Utah and Mesquite, Nevada; Maggie, deceased; and Ron, St. George; grandchildren: Holly (Brian) Riding, Kelly (Curtis) Rolfe, Brent Silvers, deceased, and Molly (Jason) Fahl; and great-grandchildren: Amanda and Stacie Riding, Broque and Brad McKensie, and Kayla Fahl.

Reed and Judith served three missions together: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center and two missions at the St. George Visitors' Center and Historical Sites. They lived in Salt Lake for many years and also bought a condo in St. George where they were "snowbirds" for 23 years. Judith learned to play the piano and has been an organist in many organizations in the LDS Church, most recently at Ridgeview Gardens.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Morningside 7th Ward Chapel, 881 S. River Road in St. George. A viewing will be held at the Church from 9:30 to 10:15 am. Interment will follow at the Monroe City Cemetery in Monroe, Utah.

Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.SereniCareofStGeorge.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of St. George. 986-2085.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Jan. 29, 2014
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