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Death: Niels Boyd Nielson

N. Boyd Nielson passed away at his home in St. George, February 19, 1998.

He was born February 20, 1917 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah to Charles Mathias and Helena Zipporah Tollestrup Nielson. He married Thelma Malstrom June 24, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He graduated from Gunnison Valley High School and from Snow College where he studied music. He moved to Salt Lake City to continue his studies under the tutelage of Frank W. Asper at the McCune School of Music and Art.

Boyd was a very talented pianist and loved to play both classical and religious music. In his early years he worked as a fireman and later as an engineer on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. He was a general building contractor for many years and is responsible for numerous custom homes in the Salt Lake area. He took great satisfaction in the construction of a functional and beautiful structure.

He was a member of the Washington County Planning Commission for 18 years. He was an avid sportsman and especially loved to hunt pheasants. He was a booster of high school athletics and he and his wife were recognized as the Pine View High School boosters of the year. Golf was one of his favorite pastimes and for years was a member of the Bloomington Country Club and later enjoyed the Southgate Golf Club.

Boyd was an active member of the LDS church where he served in various priesthood leadership positions. He and his beloved companion Thelma, served a mission at the London Temple from 1985-86. He was a sealer in the St. George Temple at the time of his death.

Boyd is survived by his wife Thelma; two daughters, Joan (Alan) Behunin and Susan Nielson; one son, Douglas Boyd (Julia) Nielson; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 23, 1998, 10 a.m. at the Bloomington Fourth, Seventh, and Southgate Wards, 3371 Mulberry Drive, St. George, Utah. Viewings will be held Sunday, February 22, 1998 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 300 W. St. George Blvd. and on Monday, February 23, 1998 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the Mulberry meeting house. Interment will be at the Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah, Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 10 a.m.

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