Loris “GG” Malstrom Nielsen

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June 30, 1937 – September 24, 2021

Loris “GG” Malstrom was born on June 30, 1937, to Glenn Leon and Alice Henrietta Malstrom in Sandy, Utah.

She passed away from dementia on September 24, 2021, after spending years in the loving care of her family and her home healthcare workers, Rosa and Aubrey.

Loris spent her childhood on the Malstrom family farm in Sandy, which she spoke fondly of until the day she could no longer form sentences. She loved getting ice cream and driving to the old farmhouse on 700 East. We would wheel her up to the driveway and she would lovingly place her hand on the brick and talk to the house.

Loris, along with her older sister Janice, often played with the "Ferguson kids" while growing up. Towards the end, she thought about and missed the Ferguson kids. She often spoke fondly of their adventures and that she hoped to see them and the farm again.

She attended Jordan High School. It was during high school that she met her dear friend Judy. They had a bond that outlived marriages, homes, and careers.

Loris raised four children: Tim, Dennis, Malinda, and Misty. She worked two jobs to ensure that her children's needs were satisfied and that holidays would be great. She was a coach for youth sports which she neither cared for nor See you for coffee in the morning. understood; she helped craft home economics projects; and she was a den mother for the boy scouts. She was a master at making the best homemade playdough using a recipe we now wish we had saved. She never objected to sitting on the floor to color and always made sure to have the best coloring books and pencils on hand.

She endeavored to be a good mom, daughter, sister, grandmother, and a great-grandmother. We miss her terribly.

Loris is reunited with daughter Misty; son Dennis; sisters Carol Ann and Janice; brothers Frank and Glenn; her parents; good friend Jerry and the Ferguson kids.

She is missed by her daughter Malinda and son-in-law Dave; son Tim; countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as her dogs, Max, Lizzie, and Taz.

Due to COVID recommendations, a small private funeral has been held.

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Oct 06, 2021

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Best soup and great grandma ever

Ben , Salt lake city, UT, US Oct 21, 2021

I miss you everyday but miss you most when it's morning and I'm having coffee,I miss getting you your cup and having you say everyday that it was the best cup of coffee you'd ever had. I'm thankful that I was able to spend the time I did with you and I will treasure those memories forever.Love and miss you Malinda

Malinda , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 10, 2021

Tim and Malinda,

I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

She loved you so much.

I hope you both can find peace with her passing.


Kristi Peterson Oct 09, 2021

Ben, Matt and I miss you more than I could ever explain. We talk about you daily. We go places you loved. We think of you always. Thank you for shaping us to be the people we are.

Amber Oct 08, 2021

Loris -mom was always a mom great grandma and sister. I know she is with her daughter son Brothers and her mom and dad we will miss you loris but what time you are having now love you always your son-in-law Dave

David Baker , West jordan, UT, US Oct 08, 2021

Miss you so darn much GG, it’s not the same with out you when I come to visit mom and dad, I send my love and condolences to my mom and dad and sisters and little brother, I love you all!!!!

Tara Baker , West valley , UT, US Oct 07, 2021


  • 1930
  • 1939

    Janice and Loris

  • 2000
  • May 6, 2009

    Loris and Benjamin

  • 2010
  • Aug 2015

    Loris, Malinda and Dave (Heber Creeper)

  • May 2019

    Ben and GG