Nellie Johansen Pratt, age 83, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away March 18, 2001 in Orem, Utah.
Born November 22, 1917 in Cardston,
Alberta, Canada to John Albert and Nellie Johansen. She spent her childhood and youth in Cardston, attended BYU, married William M. Pratt, December 23, 1938 in the Cardston Temple.
Nellie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a fearless advocate of her faith. For over sixty years she shared her testimony with literally thousands of people. Strangers instantly became her friends. A tireless worker, she was always ready with a helping hand and forthright words of faith. She welcomed everyone into her home for warm food, laughter, and uplifting stories. She loved the youth and served as a seminary teacher for eight years and for numerous years in the Young Women's Organization. She served as a Relief Society President and as a temple worker in the Seattle and Provo Temples. She and her husband William filled three stake missions in the Northwest. Nellie was intently interested in all of the happenings of her large extended family. Her bright welcoming smile, attentive listening, sound advice, and loving words "Keep the Commandments" are beloved inspirational memories for her wide spread family and friends.
Her son Larry and husband William (married 59 years) preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters: Verl Lambert and Anna Anderson; six children: Richard (Sylvia) Provo, UT; John (Barbara), Mapleton, UT (currently serving a mission in London, England); Ray (Joyce), North Potomac, MD; Brent (Meg), Potomac, MD; Jean (Terry) Wynia, Spokane, WA; Marilyn (Jerry)
Dearinger, Orem, UT. Her current posterity
numbers 47 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Sherwood Hills Ward Chapel, 4000 N. Foothill Drive, Provo where friends may call from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Eastlawn
Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.