Virginia Nelson

1/24/1931 ~ 8/24/2020

Virginia Nelson
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Virginia Nelson returned to her heavenly father and loving husband on August 24, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born the youngest of 3 children on January 24, 1931 in Salina Utah, daughter of Leo and Zina Broadhead. She married the love of her life, Stanley Nelson on August 20, 1948 in Orem Utah.
Virginia lived a life of service. She loved to take care of others and it showed in everything that she did. She loved her home the Utah Jazz and the community of Lawrence. In her fruitful life she was employed as a nurse and care giver. She loved her job as the Lunchroom manager of Emery County High School up until her retirement.
Virginia loved traveling and had a passion for learning and experiencing new things. Later in life she enjoyed gathering with her family and her weekly shopping trips with her granddaughter Rikki and grandson Jeremy Tidquist.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her two brothers Leo Ivan Broadhead and Max Broadhead.
Virginia is survived by her children Cheryl Rohbock, Debby Barker (Don Barker), Marla Brannon and Rod Nelson, 11 grandchildren and 17 Great grand Children.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 11:00am at Lawrence Cemetery. Online condolences at

3 Responses to “Virginia Nelson”

  1. Rian Nelson says:

    Dear Aunt Virginia will be missed very much. My greatest memories are the big pheasant hunt every year with Stan and Rod and Marla. Stan would get those dogs ready all year and seldom did we not get our limit every year. We can’t forget our early breakfast at Mickleson’s each time in Nephi either. Virginia got to stay home and be at peace for once, where she is today. May the Lord bless you Cheryl, Debby, Marla and Rod and your families. I send my love to each of you. I can be reached at

  2. Lori Nelson Merritt says:

    Very nice picture of Aunt Virgina, just how I remembered her smile! I’m very sorry to learn of her passing, but I’m sure there is a happy reunion on the other side. Take care cousins, it’s hard to lose such a dear mother. Love, Lori

  3. Jeff & Bonnie McNemar says:

    She will always be “Aunt Virginia” to me. From clear back in the early 1960’s, I was always made to fee like family by Larry Broadhead’s grandparents, parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. I am so glad that Bonnie and I were lucky enough to spend some time in the last couple of years the Aunt Virginia, Cheryl, Connie, Darryl and so many other of the family members. We are so sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful treasure of memories we all have.