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Obituary: NELSEN, MARY

Mary Emily Doran Nelsen1924 ~ 2013Salt Lake City, UtahMary, age 88, slipped peacefully from this life on April 17 of natural causes. Born November 17, 1924 to George R. and Ludean Miller Doran in Murray Utah, she was the second of two daughters.She married her best friend, Lloyd Harold Nelsen on December 28, 1947 in Murray Utah. Together they had three children Kelly, Kay and Scott. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple.Mom was very attentive to her own parents, supporting of Dad and pleased with the successes of her children. An avid golfer she played as often as possible. She attended many University of Utah sporting events and sometimes enjoyed them.Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with an abiding testimony of the restored gospel. She served in various ward callings, as a missionary with her husband in Romania and later as a temple worker.Mary was a dedicated healthcare professional. She graduated from the St. Marks Nursing program in 1946 and then from the University of Utah in 1948. She worked in nursing for 40 years, many of those years as a nursing instructor at Westminster College.She is survived by her husband Lloyd, daughter-in-law Cheryl, Kay and Casey Stander, Scott and Lizabeth, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Belva and son Kelly.Services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive with a visitation starting at 1:00 pm. A special thanks to Heidi and staff at Evergreen Residential Care for their love and special treatment of mom.