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Obituary: Jean Nelson West

"World's Greatest Mom and Grandma"


- Fanny Jean Nelson West passed away September 29, 2004 with Burt, her husband, and many family members at her bedside. She was loved by all who knew her including many friends.

Born March 29, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter of Gordon and Gladys Ackerman Nelson. Married Burt W. West October 26, 1951 in Elko, Nevada; solemnized in 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. Jean was a beautiful, wonderful person who was talented as an artist, poet, ceramist, housekeeper, dancer and singer. She held many teaching positions in her church and ceramics classes, keeping her busy all the time. Jean and Burt were temple workers in the Salt Lake and Jordan Valley Temples.

Survived by her husband; children, Gladys (Dick) Shafer, Eugene "Shorty" (Robin) Banks, Dennis J. (Jeannie) West, Janeen (Leo) Vasquez, Gary Burt (Rose) West; 30 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Alan) Tibbitts; deceased brother, Bud (Eve) Nelson. There are 148 members in Jean and Burt's family. We love them all.

A special thanks to Care Source for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m. at the West Valley 2nd Ward, 2820 West Lehman Avenue (3590 So.). A viewing will be held Sunday, 5-7 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd and Monday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers donations accepted for Jean's favorite charities.