FERRON-Roxie Westover Nelson, age 96, passed away June 26, 2008. She was born on July 23, 1911, the fifth of six children born to George and Alice Ann Westover. Roxie grew up in Huntington, Utah. She married Paul A. Nelson on July 1, 1937, in the Manti LDS Temple. They then made their home in Ferron.
She was an active member of the LDS church where she held various positions throughout her life. Roxie was also heavily involved in her community being director of the Peach Days celebration numerous times. She even persuaded the Osmond Brothers to entertain at one of the celebrations. She was chairman of the Ferron City and Emery County Republican Party for many terms. Roxie was also Vice President of the State Farm Bureau. Her hobbies included crocheting, quilting, and creating "plastic cross stitch" articles.
Roxie is survived by her three daughters: Alice Ann (Nyles) Snyder of Ferron, Paula E. Anderson of Mount Pleasant, and Roxanna (Jeff) Barrett of Price; six grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, her parents, and a son-in-law, Gary Anderson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at 11 a.m., at the Millsite LDS Ward Chapel in Ferron (35 West 200 North). A viewing was held on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale (720 North Center Street), and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.