Marlu Harris Nelson, 92, passed away Sept. 3, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. She was born March 31, 1926, in Ogden, Utah, to Lawrence and Martha Wallace Harris. She was the youngest of five children: Emmett Harris, Betty Aagard, Nathan Harris and Virginia Harris.
Marlu grew up in Superior, Wyoming, and graduated high school there. She moved to Utah and worked at Hill AFB, where she met and fell in love with Thomas O’Neil Nelson. They were married in Ely, Nevada, on Sept. 2, 1950. They were sealed in the Laie, Hawaii temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 8, 1970.
Her children are Thomas Nolan Nelson (Dawn) of Louisville, Kentucky, and Virginia Lou Jenkins (John) of Mason, Ohio. Her grandchildren are Jennie Nelson (Jesse), Thomas “Trey” Nelson (Erin), Tylor Nelson (Denise), Ryan Jenkins (Cecily), Kalia Jenkins, Alicia Jenkins, Brett Jenkins, Emma Jenkins. She has eight great-grandchildren.
As a Latter-day Saint, Marlu served in many callings in Relief Society and Young Women. She and Tom served two missions at LDS temple visitors’ centers in Los Angeles, California, and St. George, Utah. They lived in Utah, Newfoundland, Texas, Iowa, California and Hawaii. After Tom’s death in 2004 Marlu lived in Idaho and Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to breast cancer or Alzheimer’s research. The family wishes to thank friends and loved ones for all their support, especially during her final days.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
- A visitation will be held Monday, prior to services, from 10-10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
- Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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