Hilma Eugenia “Jean” (Young) Nelson, 89, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Clark Fork Cemetery with Thom Van Dusen of the Clark Fork LDS Church conducting.
Jean was born on October 29, 1931 in Rainier, Oregon to Ronald and Hilma Johnstun Young. She graduated from nursing school as an RN in 1951, and worked in Portland, Oregon, Cedar City, Utah, and Provo, Utah. She moved to Clark Fork, Idaho in 1990 to improve her health and help care for her elderly parents.
She was married to Don Nelson of Cedar City, Utah for nearly a decade, and was a loving stepmother to Shanna Nelson, Ron Nelson, and Julianne Nelson Sorensen.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed nurturing a lovely yard full of flowers with her sister, creating beautiful quilts at home and with her friends belonging to the Clark Fork Valley Quilters, and helping those she loved. She will be missed, and fondly remembered by her family and friends as one who loved to serve and bless those around her, though her life was anything but easy.
She is survived by her sisters Margaret Young (Don) Stewart, Rosemary Young (Bryan) Wade, and Hazel Young (John) Sanders; her daughters Shanna Nelson and Julie Sorensen; her grandchildren Sasha, Chance, and Aaron; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lauretta Young (Jay) Monsen, and son Ronald Nelson.