05-08-2021 - Classmate Dev Nielson passed away May 3, 2021
Norman "Dev" Nielson
Bountiful, UT Norman Dev Nielson, "Dev", age 71, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 3, 2021 in Bountiful, Utah surrounded by his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky Owens, their three children, Ryan (Jaimi), Tyler (Annalisa), and Jennifer. In addition, he is survived by his five grandchildren, Maxwell, Owen, Zane, Olive, and Naomi. He is also survived by his brother Todd (Robilyn).
Dev was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 27,1949, to Norman Gayle Nielson and Frances Bates (Nielson). He worked in the banking industry for the entirety of his career where he specialized in branch management and business banking. Dev and Vicky both attended Westminster College, where they met and fell in love. Vicky was the love of his life and they were married on August 4, 1972. Dev and Vicky built their lives in Bountiful, Utah where they raised their children who were the true joy of their world.
Dev was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend with a deep passion for sports—especially baseball. As a young boy of 10, 11 and 12, his talents in baseball garnered him a coveted spot in the Little League World Series. He was also an All-State shortstop for Olympus High School and later played baseball for Westminster College. His personal athletic gifts were passed on to his children and he never missed on an opportunity to be their team coach across a variety of sports. Dev spent countless hours in the backyard with his children helping them discover their own love of sports and refine their skills. As a spectator, he was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the University of Utah (football and basketball). As a committed University of Utah season ticket holder over many decades, he rarely missed a game.
Dev was extraordinarily hard working and maximized his strengths in everything he did. He enjoyed gardening and proudly kept an immaculate yard with the help of his wife. He could be found picking up hundreds of leaves one-by-one which he confessed was "therapeutic." He had a deep knowledge and fascination with birds and enjoyed basking in the sun simply observing nature. Dev was a voracious reader and took it upon himself to write a book report after every completed book, even up until the time he passed. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and listening to music like Chicago, Santana, the Eagles, and the Moody Blues. He also attended many concerts with his wife and children. Dev was the ultimate family man and made every effort possible to support his family, by attending almost every school and extracurricular event.
Dev had an inspiring gift in his connection with people and genuinely loved all manners of personalities. Almost everyone who came in contact with him considered him a true optimist. As a seasoned listener, he had a way of making those around him feel unique and special—hanging on their every word and asking inquisitive questions. He often told stories about the people in his life, reveling in how great of a person they were. He never forgot a name or face. His smile was contagious and brilliant. He had a sense of humor to uplift anyone with his jokes and silly expressions. Dev was incredibly present and patient with everyone. He always made time to play games with his grandchildren and friends. He had such a diverse personality, and loved to truly talk about world matters, spiritual topics, sports statistics, books, and other current affairs. He offered well-informed insights on a myriad of matters. He lived well, learned eagerly, and taught lovingly.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him. His spirit will always be with us and our love for him forever in our hearts.
The Nielson family will receive friends and family on Monday, May 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (viewing) at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main St. Bountiful, Utah and on Tuesday, May 11, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. (viewing) and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (chapel ceremony) at Russon Mortuary followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Masks requested.
Published by Deseret News from May 7 to May 8, 2021.
04-22-2021 - Classmate Sue Wilkinson Lundmark passed away in April 2021
Susan Wilkinson Lundmark
We love and miss you!
Salt Lake City, Utah—Susan was known by many names. Her favorites were: Mom, Mormor, Farmor, Aunt Sue, and Miss Sue. She had a kind word for everyone she met and was always up for fun. As one of her
grandchildren describes: "If there wasn't anything fun to do, she would make up something fun to do. She would use her imagination."
Her early years were spent riding horses with her father and learning culinary, etiquette, and beauty from her mother. She loved adventuring with her brother Craig and admired her older sister Lynne's grace. She enjoyed talks with her little brother Jeff, and fun activities with her little sister, Jayne.
As a young adult she enjoyed performing with the Virginia Tanner-Children's Dance Theatre (CDT) where the friends she made became a lifelong family. She went on to teach at CDT for decades and recently turned her living room into a studio to teach her grandchildren. Beautiful thank you notes drawn by the small hands of her students adorn her home.
At Brigham Young University, she met her fun-loving match in Ken Lundmark from Sweden.They courted, often long distance, and once they married, were rarely apart. Whether it was watching movies with the kids, riding bikes, or grilling burgers in the canyon, they were always on an adventure together.
Susan not only loved dancing, family, and fun, but she was passionate about serving. Whether it was providing advice and encouragement to her children's friends, serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or serving in the Stockholm Sweden temple, she willingly shared her light. Many recall her encouragement as a catalyst for positive choices in their lives. She was always courageous in following the holy guidance she received and encouraged her children and grandchildren to do the same.
Susan is survived by her husband, Ken Lundmark, children Erik (and Tara) Lundmark, Liv (and Doug) Hale, and Leif (and Jodi) Lundmark, and eight grandchildren. She was an enormous, joyful
part of many lives, and her family will miss her like crazy! They take comfort in knowing she is now in the arms of her loving parents and younger brother. Please join the family to celebrate Susan's life.
Open House: Fri, April 30, 2021 5:30-8:30 PM at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park 3401 S Highland Dr (All invited)
Memorial Service: Sat, May 1, 2021 1:00 PM at Mt. Olympus Ward 4635 South Lanark Rd (Due to capacity restrictions, the service is limited to family and close friends.) Please come to the Open House!
Published by Deseret News from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2021.
04-17-2021 - Class mate Brian Roberts dies.
Brian Roberts died in Salt Lake on 4-14 from a bout with Cancer. Brian suffered for a period with the desease, which is regretful. You might get more information from Bill Goeglien, or find more info in an obit.
Sorry to see him go.