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Lula Irene Nielsen

March 26, 1916 — January 19, 2021

Lula Irene Waite Nielsen passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at her home in St. Johns only two months short of her 105th birthday. She was born March 26, 1916 in St. Johns to Albert Solomon Waite and Loretta Jolley; their first daughter and second child.  

Lula married the love of her life and her eternal companion, Edward Zenic (E.Z.) Nielsen, November 14, 1932. Together they had five children, Loretta Jean, Edward Denny, Connee Jean, Lawson Zenic and Berta Ann. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.Z., daughter, Loretta Jean and sons, Denny and Lawson.

Lula was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many different callings over the years. She was a great example of love and service to all with her main focus always on her family which currently consists of 27 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren, 60 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild.

A viewing will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary, St. Johns. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow the funeral services at the St. Johns Westside Cemetery.

 

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Viewing

Friday, January 22, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Burnham Mortuary - St. Johns

, Saint Johns, AZ 85936

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Visitation

Saturday, January 23, 2021

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown Building

23 Commercial Street, Saint Johns, AZ 85936

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown Building

23 Commercial Street, Saint Johns, AZ 85936

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