Nelda Brooks

April 13, 1934 – Feb. 5, 2019

Nelda Ann Brooks, 84, died Feb. 5, 2019, in St. George, Utah. She was born April 13, 1934, to DeVoyal and Noma Harward. 

On May 27, 1952, she married her sweetheart, William Bruce Brooks, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised seven children and for Nelda, her family was everything.  She spent her last years as a widow focused on her ever-growing family and doing all she could for them – including helping to support the missionaries, newborns and all in between.

Nelda was a fervent and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nelda and Bruce served as missionaries in the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center and Historical Sites Mission and were ordinance workers in the St. George Temple for many years. Nelda retired as an aide from Hillsdale Elementary School in Granger, Utah, and served her community and church in many capacities, including many years as a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America.   

Nelda was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three infant grandsons. She is survived by her children Susan (John) Nelson, Randy (Ana) Brooks, Stephen (Lori) Brooks, Larry (Nolene) Brooks, David (Carolyn) Brooks, Maree (Ronald) Pope, Matthew (Cynthia) Brooks and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Elvin Harward, sister-in-law Janet Allen, brother-in-law Russel Brooks and many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services

  • A visitation will be held in St. George, Utah, Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd.
  • Funeral services will be held in Taylorsville, Utah, at the McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, Monday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m.
  • A visitation will be held prior to services from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
  • Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.


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