Logan Herald Journal, 08/14/14
PRESTON, IDAHO — Sara Mae Provost Nelson, age 78, born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Heber City, Utah, passed away Aug. 12, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home in Preston, Idaho, after battling with MSA-P, Multiple Systems Atrophy, a Parkinson Type Disease, for seven years.
The first of four children of Clifford LeRoy “Ted” and Alberta May Sonderegger Provost, she grew up in Midway, Utah, graduating from Wasatch High School and LDS Seminary in 1954.
It was at Brigham Young University she met the love of her life, Neil Foss Nelson. After they both graduated they were married in the Salt Lake Temple June 20, 1958. They had four beautiful daughters and have been married for 56 years.
As an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and happily served in many organizations as a teacher, leader and a missionary in the England London Mission. She worked in the London, England and Logan, Utah Temples for many years. She loved people and it broke her heart when she was unable to get out and associate with others.
Sara loved to teach and believed that all you really need to know you learned in kindergarten. Her favorite quote was, “I touch the future; I teach.” She loved to read and as she taught reading, she said, “You only have to read on the days you want to eat.”
She was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, literary clubs and “A True Blue Cougar” with the anticipation of football season beginning this month.
She is survived by her husband, Neil Foss Nelson of Preston, Idaho, daughters: Valerie (Brent) White of Twin Falls, Idaho, Suzanne (Steven) Murray of Sacramento, California, Barbara Baird of Preston, Idaho, and Kathryn (Michael) Maddix of American Fork, Utah. Eighteen grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren with three more expected this fall. Sister, Aileen (Ralph) Walker of Cedar Hills, Utah. Brother, Carl (Cheryn) Provost of Roy, Utah. Brother-in-law, Kent (John) Nelson, of San Francisco, California, Aunt, Norma Fitzgerald of Francis, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Fredrick Provost.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State, Preston with Bishop Jeff Palmer conducting. Friends may visit family from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East, Preston, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the stake center. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortu