Ruth Baxter Nielsen

11 Mar 1918 - 2 Feb 2007

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Ruth Baxter Nielsen

11 Mar 1918 - 2 Feb 2007
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Grave site information of Ruth Baxter Nielsen (11 Mar 1918 - 2 Feb 2007) at Orem Cemetery in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Ruth Baxter Nielsen

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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States
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trishkovach

May 30, 2011
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April 4, 2020
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May 30, 2011

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Part of Funeral Talk written by daughter, Stefenee, given by her husband, Dan.

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Mom, I remember… •Beginning at three years old, trying to follow your dance steps when you were dancing in the living room each night after work, often ending up on my derrière. •You teaching me dancing lessons in my early years. The first dance was to the tune of “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window” taught to Sherrie and Sue Bird and me. •Driving to SLC for dancing lessons every Saturday, then later to Provo. The best teachers were provided. •You sitting up all hours of the night making dancing costumes until your fingers were raw from scratchy material. •Choreographing my dances and practicing with me until I was prepared. •Coaching me on parts in plays; helping me memorize my lines and involving myself into the character. •Making me practice the piano – practice, practice, practice. Sorry that I just couldn’t make that a big part of my interests. Now I’m older and can no longer leap, jump and spin around and my voice is raspy and flat, I’m sorry that I didn’t pursue that talent. However, I have your arthritic hands – so that wouldn’t have worked anyway. •Your artistic help with our cheerleading and your willingness to make us look good. You enthusiasm was always appreciated. •Seeing your proud, smiling face in the audience when I performed. You and Daddy traveled all over the country to be there to support me for which I will always be grateful. •Helping my high school trio put expressions into our singing so that we were entertainers. (The song on the back of the program is a song the trio sang at many funerals and Stefenee has found great comfort in those words as she has sung them to herself these past few months.) I remember… •Our many vacations during the summer months when you and Daddy were out of school. How I was the designated Stop and Go person calling out if the light was red or green. •You taught me how to read a map. I picked up your good sense of direction. •All the historic stories you would weave into our vacations and stopping at every historic marker so as enrich my history lessons. You being appalled at my saying I hated History. You said, “How could you? I taught History and so did your Grandfather!” •The many accidents we came upon in our travels when you administered first aid and helped people before the medics arrived. How you received many letters and thank-yous from folks for years afterward for your kindness. I remember the little, blue, lifeless boy that was pulled out of the ditch across from our house and how you breathed life back into his body. I remember … •How meticulous you were about the house and cleaning the entire house every spring including all the cabinets, closets, walls, floors – not missing a single tiny corner. The same went with the yard. There were never weeds in the garden – only beautiful flowers and shrubs and trees with the vegetable area arranged to be as artistic as the rest of the yard. •You were always a very hard worker. Up early in the morning to go to teach school; home at night to work in the yard or clean the house or help me with homework or work on one of my performances or contests; or back to school for an after-hours activity. I don’t remember ever seeing you not being active. You like to throw things together to make a dish or two. You got the knack from your mother and everything you made tasted delicious. •You always liked to look your best and wanted me to do the same. I think of the times spent shopping for clothes, hats, shoes, prom dresses and others. You will always be remembered for your hats and how you liked to dress up. •You taught me manners, how to put on make-up, how to fix my hair, how to set a table. How to walk and talk. How to write thank-you notes. How to be poised. I remember you saying to me as I went off to college – “Remember, Stefenee, you may be beautiful on the outside, but it is what is on the inside that is what really matters. Make sure that people know what a sweet personality you have.” •You encouraged my friends to gather at our house. They came often because they always felt welcome and comfortable there – even though both parents were school teachers! Neither of you were intimidating, but always friendly. •You were always very patriotic. A staunch Democrat. Voting in every election including last November when it took you 4 hours to vote due to some mix up on your registration. •You knew everything that was going on in the world because you faithfully read the newspaper everyday and watched the television news. Current events has been important to you and I, too, have that enthusiasm for wanting to know what’s going on. I remember… •Looking for four leaf clovers •Picking up pennies •Never going under a ladder •Never opening an umbrella inside •Never crossing a black cat’s path •Never giving a sharp object to a loved one without first having them give you a penny for payment; thus not severing that relationship. I remember… •You finally giving in to my having a dog when I was 10 years old – but swore that we would never have a “house dog.” •Your visits to my homes after I was married. •Times spent with you in Arizona. •Your many adventures – one when you hiked the Zions Narrows and took your make-up bag as your survival kit. •All your many travels throughout the world and reports about seeing all the things you had previously studied or read about. •When you accompanied me to the temple to take out my endowments and later be sealed to Dan. •Your eightieth birthday and how surprised you were that your baby daughter could pull off a party without your help – I was 52 years old, but I don’t think you ever saw me past 18! •Your precious dogs: Puki, Sasha, and Demi – who were not only allowed in the house, but slept on your bed! My, how things changed through the years! These last few years I was often called, “Demi.” I didn’t mind because I was grateful you had a loving and faithful companion and was not alone. I’m sure Demi misses you, but she is in a good home, Mom, and you don’t have to worry about her. I learned from you… •Even though you are hurting inside, try to put your best face forward. •Try not to judge yourself too harshly; all you do is end up having too many regrets for which there is nothing to be gained. •Try not to be such a perfectionist that you don’t realize your many achievements and successes. •Keep humor in your life. •Your Mom is always there when you really need her no matter what situation you are in. Even now, I’m sure I’ll feel your spirit around me at times, just like I have felt Grandma and Aunt Della. •Remember the Holy Ghost is close by when you are worthy of Him. •Always say your prayers – Heavenly Father is there for you. •You saying to me, “I will come back to haunt you if you don’t get things right” I love you, Mom. I hope I’ve shown the love and respect for you that I feel. You have been a good Mother. Until we meet again – be happy, be content, be pain-free, feel loved, and be at peace.

Life timeline of Ruth Baxter Nielsen

1918
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was born on 11 Mar 1918
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 2 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 13 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 22 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 38 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 51 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 55 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 62 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen was 72 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Ruth Baxter Nielsen died on 2 Feb 2007 at the age of 88
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