Beth Nielson

Beth Nielson

Elizabeth “Beth” Lemmon Nielson, 95, passed away May 29, 2020, at her home in Richfield with her loving family by her side. She was born in Silver City, April 22, 1925, to Jack and Verna Bradfield Lemmon. She graduated in May of 1944 from Tintic High School in Eureka. She married Rulon Julander Nielson Feb. 14, 1945, and was sealed in the Provo temple May 7, 1985. He preceded her in death April 11, 1982.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Beth held many positions. She was a hard worker and an amazing woman. She had a beautiful garden and beautiful flowers. She loved going to the mountains. She cleaned homes and businesses like The Richfield Reaper, Richfield Floral and was a janitor at Richfield Commercial Bank and Valley Central Bank. She was also a cook at Ashman Elementary. She loved going to the Cowboy Corral Café and she was a member of Sevier Music Player and Dance Group. She enjoyed piecing and tying quilts. She had a special friend-like-sister in June Jensen and on their birthdays they would go to Provo for lunch and shopping. She was a fan of the Utah Jazz.

She is survived by her children, Jenavie Johnson Ricksecker, Richfield; Jerald (Sandra) Nielson, Redmond; Dorothy Inez (Jim) Lindsey, Lynndyl; Maxine (Ward) Nielson, Monroe; adopted children, Dale Barney and Bonnie (Bill) Lee; daughter-in-law, Ida May Nielson; 19 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Larry Rulon Nielson; sons-in-law, Dan Spencer Johnson and Albert Ricksecker, Jr.; parents; six brothers and three sisters; and great-granddaughter, Lexi Nielson.

Our family extends a special thanks to the entire hospice staff who took such loving care of our mother during her final days of mortality. We love you, Mom, and we will miss you.

Family funeral services will be held Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m., in the Magleby Mortuary chapel, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.

Online guestbook at live streaming of services can be found at

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.