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Geraldine Tenney Nelson 1924 ~ 2005 Geraldine Tenney Nelson, 81, died peacefully at the home of her daughter in Logan, UT, surrounded by her family on August 3, 2005. She was born January 16, 1924 in San Diego, CA to Clive and Minnie Tenney. She was raised in San Diego and met her sweetheart while he was stationed with the Navy there. She married Merrell A. Nelson on July 25, 1945 in the Logan Temple. This July they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Shortly after their wedding Merrell returned to the war effort and was released the following January. Two weeks later he received a call to serve a 2 year LDS Mission to the Hawaiian Islands. Geraldine was so supportive but was left behind because she was expecting their first child, she was able to join him during the last month of his mission. This was their first mission experience and later in life they were privileged to serve seven more missions together in: New Zealand, Alaska, Ghana (West Africa), Singapore/India, Kenya (Africa), Salt Lake Temple Square, and the Philippines. She often commented on the blessings that these missions had, not only on them, but their family and the people they shared the Gospel with. She loved the Lord and was a true example of charity. Together they raised six children traveling between the "Ranch" at Juniper ID, and Logan, UT where their children attended school. She instilled in her family a great work ethic and love of the gospel by her example. She always had a Christ like love for all those around her and was an "adopted" grandmother to countless children of all races. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mildred, and brother Keith along with several grandchildren. She is survived by her husband and Eternal Companion Merrell and her six children, Jeanne (Michael) Crippen, Alan (Irma), Bill (Josefina), Kathy (Ben) Chee, Sharon (James) Ashby, and Jim (Estela). She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren with four more on the way. In addition she leaves behind an older brother, Vorris (Marian) Tenney and a loving twin sister, Maxine Winsor. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Logan 1st Ward Chapel located at 89 S. 200 W. Family and friends may call at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 44 E. Center St. Sunday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., prior to funeral services. Internment in the Logan City Cemetery.