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June Neilsen

Died: Sun., Sep. 21, 2014


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Nina June (Lish) Neilsen – known as June to everyone who loved her - passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 88.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. 

A Pocatello resident for over sixty years, June was born at Onyx, Idaho on March 7, 1926, the youngest of five children to Hyrum Elmer and Susie Jane (Girrard) Lish.  She spent her childhood and early teen years growing up and helping her family on the various farms they had in the McCammon and Downey areas.  She attended school in Downey and during her sophomore year she traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado with a family member.  It was there she met her sweetheart, Clair Brower Neilsen, while he was serving in the U.S. Army at Camp Hale, Colorado.  It was “love at first sight”, and after a nine-month courtship they married on July 7, 1943 in Pocatello, Idaho.  Their marriage was sealed in the Logan, Utah temple in 1948, and they were married nearly 70 years before Clair’s passing on April 24, 2013.  They were lifelong active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she faithfully fulfilled many callings through the years.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. 

June is survived by her three children:  Douglas Neilsen, West Valley, Utah; Thayle and Linda (Neilsen) Smith, American Falls, Idaho; and Bert and Jane (Neilsen) Glandon, Boise, Idaho; 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She had a great love for her family and children and they were of utmost importance in her life. 

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Idaho Veterans Center for their special care and love while she was a resident there the past two years. 

Funeral services for June will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho  208-233-1500. There will be a visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the services at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences can be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com



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Bill & Betsy Howell
   Posted Tue September 23, 2014
Dear Family Members,
We send our love and prayers to you at this time. Aunt June was a wonderful person and we all loved her. She is enjoying a wonderful reunion with Mom, Dad and Uncle Clair and all the other family that was waiting up there. We love all you guys.
Love Bill, Betsy and Family

Ralph & Jeanette Buckley
   Posted Fri September 26, 2014
dear Family,
Sending our condolences and love. June has been a dear friend for many years. She always expressed her love for each of her children, she was very proud of you. Both of your parents were such great examples of righteousness. We truly looked up to them and appreciated their friendship. We send our love.
Ralph & Jeanette Buckley

Patty Neilsen
   Posted Fri September 26, 2014
I was so glad that we were able to visit with Aunt June when we there this past summer. As always she was so beautiful and gracious. It is never easy to let them go and we miss them every day, but it is a comfort to know that she is with her beloved Clair. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Love to you all!

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