December 23, 1926 - October 1, 2012
Patricia Wood Nielson, wife, Mother, grandmother, and ‘super grandma’, passed away October 1, 2012 at her home after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Millville, Utah on December 23, 1926 to J. Karl and Phebe Ricks Wood. After graduating from High School, she attended Utah State University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Food Nutrition with a minor in Chemistry. She then went on to get her M.S. degree in Food Nutrition. She married William Mervin Nielson on August 3, 1956 in River Heights near Logan Utah. They were later sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple. She lived in Arizona for 27 years and another 29 years in Provo Utah. She is the mother of 3 daughters, Marilyn (Terry) Larsen, Virginia (Dan) Checketts, and Louise (Roger) Hammer. She is survived by her husband, one sister Maxine (Ralph) Campbell, her 3 daughters, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her great granddaughter Ella and her siblings, Zella, Jack, Steven, and Virginia. Throughout her life she has been a gentle source of wisdom and love and will be greatly missed. She was a skilled needle worker in cross stitch, embroidery, hardanger and crochet. Because she highly valued her heritage, she spent many years of her life researching and writing family histories, including publishing the histories of her Grandfather Joel Ricks Jr. and her father J Karl Wood. She served in the Primary organization for many years and then in the Relief Society in many capacities including Relief Society President. She most recently served as a family history consultant at the Tri-Stake Family History Center in Provo. Funeral services will be held Friday October 5 at 11:00 am at the Oak Hills 1st Ward, 1038 N. 1200 E. in Provo. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the services. Interment will be October 6th in the Logan City Cemetery at 12:00pm.
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