June 13, 1964 ~ March 20, 2015
Viewings: Friday, March 27 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 28 at the Bear River 3rd Ward, 5870 North 4700 West, from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Funeral services: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Bear River 3rd Ward, 5870 North 4700 West, at 11:00 a.m.
Interment: Mantua Cemetery
Bear River City- Analee Nelson Rupp, 50, finally walked again as she passed from this life into the next on Friday, March 20, 2015 with family and caring nurses near her. She was born on June 13, 1964 in Brigham City, Utah to Kayla Tingey and Grant Nelson. She was their third of four children. She attracted a great deal of attention even as a baby with the amount of dark, thick, black hair she was born with. She grew up in Brigham City and attended local schools graduating from Box Elder High School in 1982. While in high school she also graduated from Beau Lorraine Beauty School, where she was able to develop her talent and make lifelong friends. Analee met and married Sheldon Buck in 1984 and welcomed her daughter Megan. She worked as a hair dresser and loved being a mother but this marriage wasn't to last. She continued working as a beautician but later was employed at Thiokol. While there she met and married Blair Rupp in 1987. They were thrilled to have their son Chad join the family, and they made their home in Tremonton. She continued doing hair in her home for family and friends and raised her two children. Their family enjoyed many fun times together on trips, visits to their cabin, and outings with friends. She encouraged and supported her children in their individual interests and endeavors. She was also able to share her love for children while serving the special needs students who attended Fielding Elementary School. She volunteered her time and helped with their particular educational needs through her happy, positive, and caring ways. It was during this time that Analee was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and later was involved in a serious car accident in May of 2003, which left her paralyzed from the chest down. After a battle for her life and many months of care in the hospital, she was able to return home to her family. This was a very challenging time for all who loved her but especially difficult for herself. It required many changes in her daily life and many adjustments were made. Shortly after the accident, her family moved to Bear River and Analee continued devoting her life to her children as best she could. She rejoiced at the birth of each of her grandchildren and cherished the time she could spend with them. As a grandma she looked forward with great anticipation to their visits. Analee always kept a positive attitude and continued to bless the lives of those with whom she came in contact. With so many trials in her life it would have been easy to have become embittered and hopeless, but even through the eventual loss of her marriage to Blair and a battle with Breast Cancer after the accident, she remained positive and tried to be a good influence on her family. Analee was the recipient of years of tender health care from not only her loving parents but also from her personal nurses. They greatly blessed her life and the lives of her two oldest grandchildren by helping Analee care for them when it was needed. She loved her nurses and blessed their lives through her greater understanding of patience, perseverance, and long suffering. It was with their help and with the encouragement of family and ward members, Analee was able to receive the blessings of the temple in May of 2014. In her own words she said, "I am grateful for all that has happened to me that helped me get to the Temple". She is survived by her children, Megan Rupp (Brandon), Chad Rupp: Grandchildren, Kyree Ashlin, Nayvie, Maizley, and Raygen; Father, Grant Nelson; Siblings, Doug, Alisa, and Travis; and many more extended family members. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Kayla Tingey Nelson. The family sincerely thanks Integrity Home Health Care and Hospice, Dr. Rod Merrell, The Cache Valley Specialty Hospital Wound Care and her personal nurses, Carly, Hanna, Amber, Miranda, Tiffane, Jen, Bridi and many others who cared for her during her life's struggle. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Bear River 3rd Ward, 5870 North 4700 West, at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be held Friday, March 27 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 28 at the church prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment in the Mantua Cemetery.
I knew Analee in high school she was beautiful and strong willed. Reading her obituary and getting a sense that she never wanted to give up I Can see that in Analee. We had a great time at high school dances , football games and water skiing. Analee kept me together at the death of my mom and sister. Its good to know Analee has a strong family and friends that cared for he physically and spritually. With great sadness and joy that she is walking again.