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Obituary: Arthur R. "Rex" Nielsen

Arthur R. "Rex" Nielsen 1930 ~ 2006 MONROE, UTAH - Our dear Arthur R. "Rex" Nielsen, 75, returned to his Heavenly Father, Jan. 27, 2006, after a valiant battle against Alzheimer's Disease and severe problems resulting from influenza and pneumonia. He was born to Charles Leroy "Guy" Nielsen and Mulvina Carlion "Vee" Ditlevsen in Salina, Utah, March 18, 1930. He attended North Sevier High School and completed a home course study in electronics and electricity. He was an electrical Supervisor at EIMCO (now Baker-Hughes) in Salt Lake City for 37 years. He was never a complainer and believed in hard work and being early. He loved cars, trucks, camping, dogs, cats and his "ooga" horn from his 1930 Model A pickup he had while in high school named the "Salina Wolf Wagon". He served a tour of duty with the Army in Japan during the Korean War. He was active in the LDS church and enjoyed his callings until the ravages of Alzheimer's took the joy out of life. He was known for his quick wit which got a good laugh from everyone every day. Rex had a special joke that fit every conversation and circumstance, and his witticisms will be sorely missed. Rex was a gentle man, a just plain pleasant fellow, and a very loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Vianne Nielsen, of Monroe, whose marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple; former wife, Sherry Scovill Green; and former wife Alice Gaylor Jensen Nielsen; children, Rick (Brenda) Nielsen; Lori (Jim) Mayfield, both of Salt Lake; Lisa (Mike) Slaugh, Peoa; Rex Nielsen, Jr., Michael (Amy) Nielsen, both of Salt Lake; Julie (Grant) Quinlan, San Jose, CA; and David R. (Kathy) Baker, Salt Lake; sisters, Jean Gifford, Pleasant Grove; Veon Jensen, Monroe, 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Alvin. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in the Monroe 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 49 East 200 North. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, on Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Monroe on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery, (turn east on 3rd North), with Military Rites by the Salina American Legion Post #36. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com A special thank you to the Richfield Rehab and Care Center Personnel, the wonderful care givers at Gunnison Valley Hospital and Dr. Kimberly Beck, without whose support and care this transition would have been more unbearable.