David DeMar Nielsen
Malad – David DeMar Nielsen left this mortal life Friday, March 18, 2011 at his home in Malad, Idaho. David was born in Malad, Idaho September 20, 1935 to Charles Janus Nielsen and Ina Petersen of Holbrook, Idaho. He was raised and educated in Holbrook and Malad and also attended Ricks College. He was raised to work and spent his life doing just that. He grew up working on the family homestead and after college he was employed with Corbridge Brothers as a farm hand where he worked until receiving his mission call. David served an honorable full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from1955-1957 in the United States Great Lakes mission. Upon his return he resumed his employment with Corbridge Brothers. During this time, he began courting Marjorie Ward until the couple was married August 18, 1960. Shorty thereafter, David was enlisted into the United States Army where he served for two years and was honorably discharged. Upon his return, David and Marjorie made plans to become dairy farmers, which they did. The Nielsen Dairy remained in business for over 40 years until 2008. Upon the death of Marjorie, David married Eva Lou Ross on March 18, 1983 until his death. David was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in the following capacities: counselor in Sunday School and Elder’s Quorum Presidency, High Priest Quorum instructor, Ward Missionary and faithful Home Teacher. David loved his Father in Heaven and had a strong testimony of family, neighbors and country and will forever be remembered for the patriarch he was.
He is survived by his wife Eva Lou of Malad, Idaho; five children; Pamela Nielsen of Murray, Utah, DeMar (Jordana) Nielsen of Richmond, Utah, Steve (Angie) Ross of West Jordan, Utah , Bryan (Shelly)Nielsen of Logan, Utah and Kiristine (Brian) Isaccson of Clinton, Utah. Eleven grandchildren. Brothers; Charles (Ralene) Nielsen of South Jordan, Utah, KleaMae (Warren) Brown of Saint George, Utah, Ladell (Donna) Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, Leo (Judy) Nielsen of Taylorsville, Utah, Elden (Joan) Nielsen of Malad, Idaho and Helen Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, wife and grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 22 at 12:00 noon in the Malad LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 400 N. 200 W. Friends may visit with the Nielsen family on Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W 300 N., and again on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30am prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. You may send condolences to the Nielsen family by going to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com You may call 766-4330 for further questions.