Ella Mabel Nielsen Hoskins will celebrate her 100th birthday. Family and friends are welcome to attend an open house in her honor from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the LDS church located at 789 E. Wasatch Drive, Layton.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1912, to Alfred and Mabel Nielsen in Clover. The second of four children, she grew up in Brigham City. After graduating from Box Elder High School, she attended Utah State University and received master’s degrees in education and mathematics.
She began teaching school in 1930. While teaching in Portage, she met her sweetheart Herman Hoskins. They were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple in 1934. They had five children, four of whom lived to raise families. She now has 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She says that she considers her family a great blessing in her life.
She has lived a life of service. She is known by many as Sister Hoskins, serving two LDS proselyting missions and many others at church headquarters in Salt Lake City and in her Layton community. She is also an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Delta Kappa Gamma.
She enjoys oil painting, gardening, crocheting, sewing, quilting and traveling. She has enjoyed giving love and service to others.