1915 ~ 2010
Nelda was born in Lehi, Utah, on February 11, 1915, to NelliePowers and Alfonso LeRoy Davis.
On May 25, she passed away peacefully at home after a long struggle with heart disease to join her beloved husband George, her daughter Melanie, and her faithful companion Bear.
She married George N. Larsen on December 30, 1935. He died February 29, 1996. They shared many years of adventures together in Kansas City and Chicago before returning to Salt Lake to raise their family. George and Nelda traveled extensively and especially enjoyed their many summers at Flaming Gorge where they built a cabin, went river rafting, fished and shared the beauty of the mountains with their many friends and family. Nelda had a special place in her heart for wildlife and wildflowers and was a generous contributor to animal and wildlife foundations. George and Nelda were past members of the Salt Lake Country Club and the Ambassador Athletic Club. She was a gentle and kind person who always showed ultimate grace, integrity and dignity. She was devoted to her family and home.
Survivors include daughters Nancy (Jim) Chavis of St. George and Annjanette (Bob) Carlson of Park City; and son Kenneth (Jill) Larsen of Salt Lake. Also survived by grandchildren James Marland Chavis, Crystel Montecinos, Marie Shelley, Erin Garrett, Sundee Meyer, Sterling Chavis, Eric Carlson, Kirsten Carlson Alder and 12 great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by sisters Lorraine Dewey, Cleo Knight and Audrey Swensen, and brothers LeRoy Davis and Sterling Davis.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Randy Cate and caregivers Monica Gonzalez, Lupe Dionet, Rosa Fernandini, Vicki Galeana, Rosario Gutierrez, Martha Gonzalez and Herminia Campos for their compassionate assistance.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortaury, 3401 S. Highland Drive. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the memorial. The family wishes only that Nelda be remembered as the loving, considerate and beautiful person that she was. She will be greatly missed.