Sharon Halverson Nelson | News, Sports, Jobs

07/31/31 – 08/29/22

Our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Sharon Halverson Nelson passed away on August 29, 2022 of age-related causes. She was born in Ogden, Utah to Charles Alton Halverson and Bernice Clark on July 31, 1931.

She grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School, Weber College, and Utah State University, earning an MBA from Utah State while working full time.

Sharon met the love of her life after falling off a hay wagon and her eventual husband was there to dust her off, and the rest of the story. She was happily married to Ray B Nelson for the past 69 years – just 3 months before 70. They were married in the temple and she has been an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Days.

Sharon was a teacher and taught special education to elementary students in the Weber County School District. She enjoyed helping and teaching students, as well as parents and children in the neighborhood. She had an influence on the lives of many young people. She crossed paths with many of her students and enjoyed seeing their successes.

Sharon has been involved at the state level in various positions and provided guidance to the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork, where her eldest daughter Karen lives.

Sharon had many hobbies including genealogy, sudoku, puzzles, reading, trivia, church history, and playing the piano. She was a member of the Pioneer Daughters of Utah for many years and loved these associations.

She also enjoyed going out to lunch or taking trips with her daughter Susan and sister Diana Speechly. Favorites included plays on Broadway and road trips on the Pacific Coast Highway and in Canada. She also enjoyed shows in Las Vegas and at Tuacahn in St George.

Trips to Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge took place but could not replace the annual trip to Yellowstone. This trip was non-negotiable. It’s just something that’s been done every year for 70 years. Sharon was an adventurous person and loved getting up early to see the wildlife in Yellowstone as well as the boat rides on Yellowstone Lake, usually with white heads for old-fashioned camping and fishing from a tent on the hard ground.

She loved to travel and has taken several cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. She has traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East and even once drove the Alaska Highway. She very much enjoyed living in Tahiti for a month while her husband was working at the Temple.

She is survived by her husband, Ray and her children, Karen, Doug and Mark. She was predeceased by her son, Scott and her daughter, Susan.

Sharon left an indelible mark on the lives of many people and will be greatly missed.

Friends may visit family Friday, Sept. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT

Family and close friends are invited to Ogden Mortuary at Lindquist, 3408 Washington Blvd. on Saturday, September 3 at 10:15 a.m. to say a final goodbye to Sharon and have a family prayer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden at 11 a.m.

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