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Marjorie Anne (Nielson) Nichols

February 4, 1938 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 79)

Anne Nichols

Provo, Utah

Marjorie Anne Nichols, "Anne", passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Provo, Utah. She was born on February 4,1938 in Richfield, Utah to Morris Borg and Ivy Anderson Nielson. She graduated from Richfield High School and Brigham Young University, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1964. Anne became an educator, teaching thousands of children to read and write during her 27 years as a first-grade teacher in the Clark County, Nevada, School District.  Anne was known to travel in the circles of the political and Hollywood elite, her greatest rewards came as an educator, especially the two years she spent teaching children on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, AZ.

Anne married Leo D. Jensen (later divorced) in 1956.

Anne married John Nichols (later divorced) in the Salt Lake Temple in 1964. They had two children, John and Maren.

Anne was a member of the LDS Church and served as an ordinance worker at the Las Vegas Temple, in the Relief Society and in Young Women's.  Anne had many interests, next to education was her passion for politics. She was a member of the Davis County Republican Women. She also served as the Vice President of The Active Republican Women of Las Vegas for four years building a formidable force to influence Nevada politics and to this day a powerful fund raising force in the state of Nevada. She also served a two-year internship for the Utah State Legislature 1981-82. Anne loved the arts and served on the Opera Board of Las Vegas and regularly attended the symphony of Las Vegas. She worked with the University of Nevada Las Vegas creating a scholarship program for students of the arts. Anne treasured her experiences abroad, traveling alone by rail and staying in hostels throughout Europe and Russia. Anne's greatest source of pride was her family. To Anne, her parents and brothers lived exemplary lives and were the role models she held up for her family. She loved her children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews and took great satisfaction from their accomplishments in both their personal and professional lives.   Anne lived her life with passion and style. Her exuberance and her pursuit of new experiences defined her life and made a lasting impression on all she knew.

Special thanks to Marianne Hohrein and all of the staff at the Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living in Provo, Utah for the kind and loving care during the last year and a half of her life.

Anne is survived by two brothers: Douglas (Mary Lou) Nielson, Provo; and Greg (Dee) Nielson, Mesa, AZ; and by her two children: John (Deaun) Nichols, St. George; and Maren (Bill) DeBoer, West Bountiful. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Chris, Scott, Katelyn, Kalli and Kortney. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary, 50 S 100 W in Richfield where friends may call from 9:30-10:30. Burial will be in the Richfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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