Sally Rebecca (Becky) Sneddon Nelson
Our beloved mother Sally Rebecca (Becky) Sneddon Nelson passed away at home on May 31, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born on January 3, 1941, to Phyllis and Wallace Sneddon in Ogden, Utah. Her father died when she was young and Mom was raised by her mother Phyllis and William Young, where she grew up on the family farm in Corinne, Utah. Mom worked many long hours on the farm, working all summer and before and after school to help provide for the family. She attended and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1960 where she made many lifelong friendships. Mom married our father Sheldon Nelson on January 21, 1961, and together they raised five wonderful children. Early in her marriage, Mom earned money by tending children in her home which enabled her to stay at home raising her own children. Mom eventually went to work at Gibson’s Discount Center and later at Weber State University in the Purchasing Department, again establishing many lifelong friendships. She retired from WSU in 2003. Mom and Dad had many hobbies throughout their marriage, and they especially enjoyed camping, boating, golfing, and traveling. They particularly cherished their membership in the Elks Lodge. Most of all, they loved and nurtured their children, and instilled positive life skills and a sense of responsibility in each child. Christmas was Mom’s favorite time of year. She made sure everyone was spoiled and it was a long-standing tradition that the family spend every Christmas Eve together. Our father passed away unexpectedly in 1997 and our mother honored his memory by continuing to love, nurture and care for their children and grandchildren. She was kind, caring, funny, patient, and understanding, and she accepted everyone as they were, without judgment and always seeing the positive. Mom was a member of the LDS Church, and she leaves behind a long legacy of love and caring. She is survived by her children, Lorie (Tracy) Roby, Gregg (Susan) Nelson, Sue (Blair) Jones, Jeff (Kathy) Nelson and Michell (Brad) Slaughter; her grandchildren, Sheliece Gerritsen, Cassie Keeter, Bob Nelson, Jake Nelson, Andy Nelson, Ty Nelson, Kate Nelson, Mason Slaughter and Dallon Slaughter; and her great-grandchildren, Mahryka, Kenidi, and Haidyn Gerritsen, Kash and Kambree Keeter, and Kaleb and Kamryn Nelson. She is also survived by her brother, Thell Young. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Carol Sneddon, Thomas Sneddon, and Sharon Schulz. She dearly loved her two Frenchie’s, Boris and Natasha, all of her aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews. Also dear to Mom’s heart were Norma Jean Nelson and her parents, Grandma and Grandpa Cobb, Jeb Burnett, a loving companion after our father’s passing, and Rob Davis, her cousin and lifetime best friend.
A celebration of life will be held on June 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, Ogden, UT. A graveside prayer and dedication will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Corinne Cemetery, Corinne, Utah.
We will always miss this wonderful woman and will honor her life by striving to be like her. We take comfort in knowing that she led a great life and was loved by all who knew her. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the Symbii Hospice team, Granddaughter Sheliece Gerritsen, and the Visiting Angels who cared for Mom in her final weeks and who provided enormous support and comfort to the family.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com