Kathryn Sheppard Neilson, 79, passed away July 30 2022 in Clearfield, Utah after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side. Born to Lyman and Elva Sheppard in Provo, Utah on August 4, 1942. She grew up in Springville Utah and attended Springville High School. After finishing school she started work at Bryce Canyon National Park where she met the love of her life. Doyle and Kathryn married August 26, 1959. The marriage was solemnized on February 1, 1963 in the St. George Temple. They lived out their final years in Henrieville Utah. He preceded her in death August 22, 2014.
She worked many jobs in her life but her favorites were baking at Fosters Market and front desk clerk at Bryce Canyon Pines Motel and cooking at the senior center for the community of Bryce Valley. She enjoyed spending time with her family on hunting trips, fishing and gathering firewood. Her favorite place to be was on her deck looking at her Henrieville mountain, enjoying the peace that surrounded her.
She is survived by her children: Jim (Shelley) Neilson, Kathy (Mike) Murphy, Steve (Sheila) Neilson; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grand children; brothers: Darrell Kay (Kayleen) Sheppard, Gary (Marilyn) Sheppard, Vern Sheppard.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; son, Scott A. Neilson.
Special thanks to Dr. Voorhies and his staff at Cedar City Cancer Clinic, the Layton IHC Infusion Center; and the nurses from Altius Hospice: Korie Newby and Crysten Dempsey, for the love and care they gave Mom.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Henrieville Ward Chapel, where friends may call on Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. or Friday morning from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Henrieville Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
In lieu of flowers please donate to American Cancer Society (see details below service information).