Shirley Ann Nelson Jenson
January 23, 1920 ~ May 18, 2014
Viewings: Thursday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and at the Brigham City LDS First Ward Chapel, 236 East 100 South on Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Funeral services: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS First Ward Chapel, 236 East 100 South
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Shirley Ann Nelson Jenson, 94, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born on January 23, 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a daughter of Edgar Lyman and Talula Johanna Frandsen Nelson. She was reared in Mount Pleasant working on the family sheep farm with her brothers and sisters. Shirley graduated from North Sanpete High School where she was the valedictorian. She then graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a Bachelors in English and Masters Degrees in Physical Education and Library Science. Shirley met her husband Alfred Calvin Jenson, who had just returned home from World War II. She was teaching and coaching in the Physical Education Department at Utah State. They were married on September 16, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. Cal and Shirley were married for more than 60 years. Shirley was an educator her entire life. She taught students in Logan, Utah; Soda Springs, Idaho; Long Beach, California; and Green River, Utah. She was a teacher for more than 35 years before retiring from Box Elder Junior High School. Shirley was active in the community, enjoyed sports and was always busy. She was a past president of the Brigham City Civic Club, and a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved to play golf and frequently won her flight in local tournaments. She enjoyed spending time with her friends playing Bridge and Pinochle. Shirley was an accomplished in the arts of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and tatting. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Surviving are three children: Frances (Craig) Larsen, Spanish Fork; Diane Ballam, North Ogden; Warren (Elizabeth) Jenson, San Francisco, California. She enjoyed the company of her ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters: Virginia, Dolma, Roxy, Charlotte; and her brother Lyman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cal, one sister, Dale, and two brothers, Robert and Newell. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City LDS First Ward Chapel, 236 East 100 South. Viewings will take place on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and at the church on Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Stokes Family