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OBITUARY - ETHEL HILL NESSEN (November 30, 1941 - September 20, 2022)

Ethel Hill Nessen

November 30, 1941 — September 20, 2022

Ethel Hill Nessen passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, after a brave fight with cancer. She was with her sweetheart of 57 years by her side. She was born in Malad, Idaho, on November 30th, 1941, to John Hill and Grace Colton Hill, and spent her youth helping her Dad on the farm, riding horses and loving her family. She was the 3rd of 5 children.

She was a proud Malad Dragon and was in the band. After high school she went to business school and then worked at Thiokol. She met her Sweetheart Veryl Nessen, they were married on August 28, 1964. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on December 27, 1967. She then became the postmaster in Howell and she loved having the Howell town post office in the back room of her home from 1968-2001.

Ethel spent her time giving to everyone around her. She spent years running the Football Booster Club at Bear River High School, being secretary of the Howell Gun club, and a member of the Howell Booster Club. She was part of a quilting group that made many quilts over all their years living in Howell Valley.

She was a prolific fundraiser for many organizations and raised 100s of thousands of dollars for various causes in both Howell and Tremonton communities.

She loved working with the Boy Scouts of America and helped many young men receive their Eagle Award. She received the District Award of Merit from the Golden Spike District in 2019.

Ethel was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a strong testimony and loves her Savior. She spent many years in various callings in the church and served with Veryl for 13 years in the Temple.

She leaves behind her husband, Veryl C. Nessen and their 5 children. Shawn C (Amy) Nessen, Stacey (Preston D.) Steed, Scott M. (Gretta) Nessen, Wade C (Adrianne) Nessen, Christi (Josh) Anderson, 24 Grandkids & 3 Great grandkids. Her sister DaNeil Hill Loveday and many more loved family members and friends. She will be missed.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 1 P.M. at the Howell LDS Chapel. Viewings will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 6-8 P.M. at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E- Tremonton) and prior to the service at the church on Friday from 11-12:30 P.M.

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