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Obituary: Margene Elaine Nielsen Walker

"Nana, we love you this much!"

Margene Walker completed her mission on earth March 15, 2003 due to a sudden brain hemorrhage. She returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father surrounded by her family and friends.

Born April 2, 1938 in Salt Lake City, UT to Clarence and Dolorys Nielsen. She attended Olympus High School and BYU. On July 15, 1960 she married M. Richard Walker in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have shared 43 beautiful years in a love affair that will last forever.

Six loving children and 16 grand-children have been blessed by the warmth of her love: Deborah and Scott Dickson (Brian, Elisa, Lindsey), Angela and Greg Boyce (Brynnlee, Kelsey, Aleigh), Michele and Greg Schmidt (Dakota, Meghan, Jonathan), Rick and Marilee Walker (Ricky, Stephen, Allison, Joseph, Elizabeth), daughter, Elizabeth (preceded her in death), Matt and Amy Walker (Britton, Whitney). Her sisters are Beth Fitzgerald, Kathleen Gray (deceased) and Julie Nielsen.

As an active, dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many callings in the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations. Three of the best years of her life were spent with her husband, who served as president of the Indiana, Indianapolis Mission where they adop-ted more than 500 missionaries who learned to love her as their second mother. Most recently, she served with her husband in the Salt Lake Temple as an ordinance worker. Through her service, dedication and love of all people she has become a true example of a daughter of God. She loved to serve and be with her family, dear friends and choice neighbors.

She is a beautiful, pure and talented woman who leaves an adoring husband and a lasting legacy of selfless love. She created a home where all thrived from her talent and love and she will be remembered as "the best Nana in the whole world." She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Services will be Wed. March 19, 12 p.m. Holladay North LDS Stake Center, 4595 Albright Dr. Friends and family may attend a viewing at the Stake Center Tues. 6-8 p.m. or Wed. 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.