Posted: February 9th, 2017

NEILSON ALICE LARUE (DOWDLE) NEILSON Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend

Mother was always a hard worker and with a sense of humor. She was the eldest of Alice Ada Webster and Merriett Dewey “Duke” Dowdle. She was born in Cardston, Alberta Canada on September 27, 1921 in a small house across the street from the temple. LaRue met Sidney William Neilson whom she married and became the proud parents of six children: Robert “Bob” Neilson (Rose Banack), Darlene Duncan, Yvonne Jones, Shelley (Robert “Bud”) Shinkle, Brian Neilson (Fiona Wilson) and Glen Neilson (Donna Nordstrom). Mom had many talents: crochet, quilting, embroidery, calligraphy, exquisite penmanship, canning, fantastic baking, and dancing. LaRue left us to be with her husband Sid on Saturday, January 28, 2017 who has been waiting 20 long years for her to join him. She is survived by her 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, her sister Enid Pepper. In addition to her husband Sid, LaRue is predeceased by her brother Lloyd (Zoe) Dowdle, brother-in-law Raymond Pepper, great grandchildren Kiana Elford and Mateo Martin. A Memorial Service to honor our Mother will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment to be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Cardston Cemetery.

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