Aloyes Peterson Nielson, age 67, of Provo, passed away January 3, 2002.
She was born February 15, 1934 in Center Creek, Utah, the youngest child of Andrew Ewing and Della Sweat Peterson. She lived in the Heber City area and Moab, but most of her years were spent in Provo, which she dearly loved.
Aloyes was educated in the Wasatch County Public Schools before taking some general classes at Brigham Young University. She then earned her LPN degree from Utah Trade Tech College, and later on attended Weber State University for two years becoming a RN. Nursing was her main profession. She served 14 years at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and finished up her nursing
career as a RN for eight years at the Utah State Mental Hospital in Provo.
Aloyes was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she served in many positions throughout life including Sunday School teacher, Relief Society instructor, ward chorister, and her favorite, ward organist - a position she held in four different wards. Aloyes's favorite pastimes included composing,
arranging, and performing music. She worked with the ward choir many times, particularly enjoyed the
Christmas program each year. She also enjoyed writing short stories and was a great poet.
Aloyes is survived by her spouse, James Nielson; children Blake D. Ivie of Provo; Chris L. Ivie of Pleasant Grove; Lecia Dawn Nielson of Springville; Clint W. Nielson of Provo; Jess E. Nielson of Pleasant Grove; and Seth J. Nielson of American Fork; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Virl (Ellen) Peterson, and Dallas (Joyce) Peterson, both of Heber City; and one sister, Naida (Rex) Bethers of Heber City. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Arlene and Elaine.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 12 noon at the Edgemont South Stake Center, 2950 North Canyon Road, Provo. Friends may call Saturday morning at the stake center one hour prior to services. Interment in the Heber City Cemetery under the direction of Berg Mortuary of Provo.