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Gloria "Jean" Sheen Neilson

May 23, 1931 — July 1, 2023

Gloria “Jean” Sheen Neilson passed away in Smithfield on July 1, 2023. She was 92 years of age and was a beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and sister.

She was born in Smithfield on May 23, 1931 the daughter of Willis and Vivian McNeil Sheen. She grew up on the Sheen family farm where she learned the value of hard work and serving those in her family, church and community. She attended Summit Elementary, Smithfield Junior High and North Cache High School in Richmond where she graduated 1n 1949.

She married Edward Allen Neilson from Millville on September 28, 1951 in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They made their home in Smithfield where they lived in the same home for over 69 years. Allen and Jean were the parents of three sons, Michael Allen, Craig Jay and Dennis Kay.

Outside of the home she was employed at several businesses as a telephone operator, baker at Jack and Leigh's Market and as an office worker at Moore Business Forms. (R.R. Donnelley.) She made many life-long friends as she was employed at these businesses.

Allen and Jean were members of the Cache Geological and Archaeological Society and enjoyed associating with the club members on many rock- hounding trips.

She was an active member of the LDS Church serving in the auxiliaries of the church such as Sunday School, Primary, Young Women's Organization and Relief Society. She was a Relief Society Visiting Teacher for over 65 years. One of her greatest attributes was serving others. She served others in the capacity of compassionate service leader for many years and was always willing to serve others whether it be through a church assignment, her family or neighborhood.

She was proud of her Smithfield heritage which extended back to some of the first settlers of the community in 1860.

Family was at the center of Jean's life. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a visit from them was a highlight of her day.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Allen, Smithfield; Craig Jay (Mary Ann), Smithfield and daughter-in-law, Vickie Anderson, Thatcher; six grandchildren, Andrew, Jesse (Stephanie), Marisa (Alek), Tyler, Cody and Ashley and two great-grandsons Dylan and Houston with another great- grandson expected in September. She is also survived by her twin brothers Larry Sheen (Phyllis), Wellsville; and Jerry Sheen (Marsha) Roy. She is also survived by two brothers-in-law Arnold Neilson, Smithfield; Melvin Neilson, Brigham City.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Allen, son Dennis Kay and her sister Donna Sheen Christiansen as well as two great grandsons Deisel and
Archer Neilson.

A special thanks to d'Nell Howard at North Cache Clinic as well as the staff of Community Nursing Services (Marci Roberts) and the staff and administration of
Birch Creek Assisted Living. We will always be grateful for your expert care and concern for our mother.

Funeral services will be held at 100 pm on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the LDS Church at 175 South 100 West in Smithfield. Friends may visit family on Friday, July 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Nelson Mortuary at 85 South
Main Street in Smithfield and on Saturday, July 8 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the
LDS Church prior to the funeral services. Burial will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Smithfield Preservation Society at 95 South Main or the Smithfield Public Library 25 North Main Smithfield.

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