Farrell Spackman Nielsen graduated with honors from this life on Tuesday morning, May 28, 2019. He was 87 years old.
Farrell was born on December 20th, 1931 in Weston, Idaho to Clyde Kofoed Nielsen and Lois Elva Spackman Nielsen. He graduated from West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Before graduating from USU, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Southern States Mission and served another two years in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant at Fort Ord, California. Upon graduation from USU, Farrell worked at Thiokol Corporation for 37 years before retiring. He also had an in-home income tax business for 31 years.
On June 12th, 1953, Farrell married his sweetheart, Coleen Andersen, in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were blessed with four children. Farrell’s three loves were his wife, his children and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Besides his mission as a young man, he and his wife, Coleen, served together in the Illinois, Nauvoo Mission for 18 months. They also served for three years in the Ogden Temple. Besides spending time with his family and serving in the Church, Farrell also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and camping. He was a gifted musician who enjoyed playing the piano, organ and singing in the choir.
Farrell is survived by his sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Coleen Andersen Nielsen, Brigham City, UT; his sons: Bruce (Julie) Nielsen, Essex Junction, VT and Douglas (Lori) Nielsen, Layton, UT; his daughters: Jeri Lynn (Kevin) Richards, Mantua, UT, and Annette (Loren) Dalton, Draper, UT; his 17 grandchildren; his 12 great-grandchildren and his sister, Kathryn (Jim) Egbert, Weston, ID. He is having a sweet reunion in Heaven with his parents, Clyde and Lois Nielsen and his sister, Karen (Bill) Brant and a great-granddaughter, Taylin Marie Bull.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at the Brigham City 10th Ward Chapel,145 W. 500 S., Brigham City, UT.
Viewings will be held Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. at the Church.
Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded.
The family would like to thank Dr. Markeson, the staff at Beehive Homes of Perry, and Bristol Hospice for their exceptional care. A special thanks to Martha.