Margaret was born in Idaho falls in 1931 to Thomas and Jennie Sutton. She married the love of her life, Dallas Nelson, in 1954 where they then were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They had three children - Jena lee, Joni, and Alan.

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Margaret’s life was full of service. She was a teacher for many years at South Davis junior high and volunteered at Lakeview hospital for many years. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Joseph Smith building for many years. She actually extended her mission twice because she loved it so so much. If you knew Margaret she would go out of her way to serve those around her.

She was known as the lollipop lady. Every Sunday she made sure she had a whole bunch of dum dum suckers and "Can I get you something to eat?" all of the kids would come to her to say hello and she would give them a sucker. She loved to be involved in the kids lives in any way possible. One of her greatest passions was cooking. She loved to invite others over or cook for others in need. She was a fantastic lady that will be missed. God be with you until we meet again.




Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Russon Brothers
295 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010


Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
650 E 2150 S
Bountiful, UT 84010

Funeral Service

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
650 E 2150 S
Bountiful, UT 84010


  • Survived By
  • Jena lee Pehrson, Daughter
  • Joni Lunt, Daughter
  • Jordyn Lunt, Grandchildren
  • Clarke Lunt, Grandchildren
  • Austin Nelson, Grandchildren
  • Codie Nelson, Grandchildren
  • Myles Carter Lunt, Great Grandson
  • Max Greyson Lunt, Great Grandson
  • Hayden Matthew Lunt, Great Grandson
  • Colter Nelson, Great Grandson
  • Xandee Wilson, Great Granddaughter
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Dallas Nelson, Husband
  • Alan Thomas Nelson, Son

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 17, 2022

Personal Info


Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States


Bountiful, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint
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She was good bowling and best friends

Anynon , Bountiful, UT, US Jan 31, 2022


So sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a gracious lady. Always so friendly and nice whenever we would run into each other. She will be missed.

Janice Oswald Jan 19, 2022

Margaret always treated like one of her own. I was always welcome in her home and I felt her love for me as her daughters friend. You are amazing Margaret. Mom and dad will be excited to see you. Hugs and love to the family.

Mary Lynn Barber , St George , UT, US Jan 19, 2022

I volunteered at Lakeview with Margaret for the last 29 yrs. She volunteered for yrs before that. She volunteered with my mom at the little hospital on 400 East. Margaret scattered sunshine & smiles wherever she went! I love her & will miss her dearly! 😍. Our loss is heaven's gain!

Peggy Graham , Woods Cross, UT, US Jan 18, 2022

So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. The children, cats, and deer will miss her.

Shanna Bills , North Salt Lake, UT, US Jan 18, 2022

Margaret you where the best

Allways serving others.

Porter Ana Jan 18, 2022


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  • May 2021

    Grandma with Xandee and Colter.