Nielsen notes 90th birthday

Thad Nielsen will celebrate his 90th birthday next week.

Thad was born to Emery and Cora (Parsons) Nielsen Jan. 23, 1933, and grew up near Monroe/Elsinore, aka Monkey Town. He attended South Sevier High School.

Thad married Nedra (Utley/Hunt), Dec. 21, 1951. They were married 68 years. Nedra has since passed.

Together, they raised 6 children, (5 boys, 1 girl) Randy, Brent, Stacy Jon, Russell (deceased), Kirk and Natalie; and 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Thad served a full-time mission (2005) for the LDS church in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission in Martin’s Cove, Wyoming.

Thad was an accomplished machinist with Eimco in Salt Lake City Before returning to Sevier County where he spent many years as the custodian, at Richfield High School. After retirement, Thad drove bus for the Richfield Senior Center.

Please join in celebrating Thad’s special day. There will be an open house for family, friends, and acquaintances Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 540 South Main Street in Richfield. (No gifts please) Video greetings (less than 2 minutes) and messages may be sent to celebratethad90@