Margaret Yvonne Allen Nelson1920 ~ 2012Margaret Yvonne Allen Nelson passed away on May 21, 2012. Yvonne was born February 22, 1920, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Margaret Smith and Louis Lowe Allen. She was the 4th of 6 children, with 1 sister and 4 brothers. She spent the majority of her years before marriage in Salt Lake City. She worked as a secretary/stenographer. A blind date resulted in a sealing in the Salt Lake Temple on September 6, 1940, to Raymond August Nelson of Sandy, Utah. Their love story lasted over 60 years on earth and now into eternity. They were blessed with 4 children: Bonnie, David, Beverly and Betty Elizabeth. They lived in Denver, Colorado, Washington and Virginia.Yvonne used many homemaking skills to create a tidy, beautiful, happy home. Over the years she developed talents: dramatic readings, oil painting, piano and organ. She enjoyed choir directing, square/round dancing, ceramics, floral arranging, crocheting, collecting recipes and dear friends and family.The Nelsons enjoyed their golden years travelling abroad and being "snow birds" in Arizona. Yvonne has always been a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many ward and stake leadership positions. She was a temple ordinance worker and completed a service mission in American Fork, Utah. Yvonne is survived by 1 brother, John "Jack" Allen and wife, Betty; also by her children and spouses: Alton DeLoy and Bonnie Vernon, David and Nanette Nelson, Beverly Bell and Dan and Elizabeth Cramer. She has 20 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 siblings: Mary Allen Henricksen, Louis, Orlando and Richard Allen.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, 11 a.m., at the Springville Stake Center, 245 South 600 East, Springville, Utah, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the funeral. Interment will follow at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.