Margaret Miner Nielsen, of Hyrum, Utah, age 79 left this earthly existence on Wednesday February 23, 2022 to return to her Heavenly Father. She was born on April 7, 1942 in San Francisco, California, the second of four children born to Ellis Devere and Myrle Fletcher Miner. At a young age the family moved to Logan, Utah where her Mother’s family resided. On August 19,1963 Margaret married her eternal sweetheart Steven Blaine Nielsen in the Logan Utah Temple. They were blessed with 7 children.
She graduated from Logan High School & Seminary, She received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Utah State University. She also graduated from the LDS Institute, and she taught school at Trenton Elementary.
She was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.She started in Blazer Scouts in 1966. As a Stake leader she ran day camps and many other events. She earned the district award of merit, the silver Bison, and the Silver Beaver (The highest award in Scouting). She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Cynthia Benson Camp. Church service included ward family history specialist, ward and stake relief society president, service missions at the Bishops storehouse in Kaysville and the Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City. She Served as a full time proselyting missionary along with her husband in the Syracuse 5th ward. She served faithfully and willingly in many other callings throughout her life.
She remained close with her siblings, having monthly get-togethers for dinner and card games.
She was well known for her freshly baked homemade bread and cookies, which made her home a popular neighborhood gathering place on baking day. She was an accomplished seamstress but she was mostly known for her quilts and crocheted blankets she gifted to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Works of art, every single one.
Margaret loved to read and write poetry. She instilled a love of reading in all of her children. She was also passionate about genealogy and family history work and has served her family and many others on both sides of the veil for many years. Her favorite scripture is 1 Nephi 3:7 “ And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.”
She loved being a mother and raising her children. She faithfully taught the gospel to her children with great patience, kindness, and perseverance. She loved music and singing in the choir. Whenever her children would fight she would always sing Love at Home or Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words to Each Other. When she accepted callings she gave 110% to her callings while giving 120% to her family. She was compassionate and kind. We have no memory of her ever saying unkind words about anyone and was always first in line to serve. We have many memories of her answering the call of the spirit and showing up before anyone knew there was a need.
She is survived by her husband Steven, and children Angela (Chris) Daugherty of Hyrum, Utah, Timothy Steven (Andrea) Nielsen of Hyrum, Utah, Michael Devar (Nannette) Nielsen of River Heights, Utah, Jennifer (Brady) Johnson of Juneau, Alaska, Jonathan Blaine (Michelle) Nielsen of Boise, Idaho, Robert Joseph (Gina) Nielsen of Ogden, Utah, and Suzanne (David) Butler of San Antonio, Texas. They also have 26 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, her siblings Ellis (Beverly) Miner, Karen (Michael) Braeggar and Paul (Karen) Miner. She was preceded in death by her parents Ellis Devere and Myrle Fletcher Miner, in-laws Newell Blaine and Iris Velva Oaks Nielsen, brother-in-law Gregory Alan Nielsen and a stillborn son Jeffrey Allen Nielsen.
Services are under the care of Allen-Hall Mortuary. The viewing will be Tuesday, March 1st from 6-8 p.m. at the Allen-Hall Mortuary (34 East Center Street, Logan, UT). The funeral will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 95 N 675 W in Hyrum, Utah. Memories may be shared online at
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