Richard Nielson Rollins, 86, of Logan, Utah returned home to his Heavenly Father on November 11,2023.
Born to Charles Lafayette Rollins and Veda May Nielson on Jan 27,1937. He was the 3rd child of 6.
Preceded in death were his Sisters Charlotte Taylor and Jane Rollins and Brother Robert Rollins all diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Still surviving sisters include Susan Leitner of Chico, California and Annette Hartman of Holiday, Utah. Survived by his wife Betty Jo of Logan Utah and his 3 sons and their wives Richard Dean and Debbie of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Owners of Durant Road Musical Theatre, Mark a Pilot for 31 years and Olga of Redding CA and Michael taking after dad as a school teacher and Koley of River Heights, Utah as well as 11 Grandchildren and sisters and brothers-in-law and many neices and nephews.
He grew up in Chico went to Chico High School and Graduated from Chico State University in 1962. Married and sealed for time and all eternity to his beautiful wife of 62 years in the Los Angeles Temple in 1961. During the time he was in college he was also active in the Army Reserve from 1960-1966. A true and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He performed acts of service for the church and held many callings such as Sunday School President, Bishop, Stake High Councilman and Stake Executive Secretary. He was very missionary minded serving 6 missions and started his first mission to Brazil at the age of 20 for 2 1/2 years and would later serve other missions after his retirement to Nashville, TN, Roseville, CA, 2 Family History center missions, the MTC (Missionary Training Center) and Digital Processing Center service missionary.
He was a very popular elementary school teacher and taught mainly 4th and 5th grade students at Chico Unified School District for 33 years. Being in Chico for 62 Years of his life he finally made a change to move to Orem after retirement in 1999 and then due to ill health moved to Logan in 2019. During his retirement times the rest of his life was dedicated to his family and seeing his grandchildren grow and become young adults playing card and board games with them and attending baby blessings, baptisms, graduations, Eagle courts of Honor and other achievements including all 3 sons earning the rank of Eagle Scouts and served faithful missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Services will be held Monday, November 20, 2023 at Allen-Hall Mortuary. Viewing to be held from 10-10:30am followed by a funeral service at 11am.
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