Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend peacefully passed away May 14, 1999 at her home in Salt Lake City, UT.
Born January 5, 1917 in View Idaho to Leander Armstead Moffett and Rose Hannah Gomm Moffett. Attended schools in Cambridge and Burley, Idaho before moving to Star Valley, Wyoming, where she attended school and graduated from Star Valley High in spring of 1934. She met Joshua Wilford Schwab in high school and they married August 14, 1934 in Star Valley Wyoming. Three children: Nelda Joanne, Francis Geneal, Gerald Josh “Jerry”.In 1947, the family moved to Marshall, Arkansas, where they owned and operated Searcy County Dairy Products (Cheese Factory) and a dairy farm. During this time Nelda became an expert bookkeeper and accountant, as she took over the financial responsibility for the cheese factory. Nelda was an active member and president in the local chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of
They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1958. Nelda was the office manager and bookkeeper for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, Inc. During this time she was a member of the Association of Professional Women Accountants. She retired in 1978.
She married Lorenzo (Renie) Allison August 11, 1978.
Nelda is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wiliam, Rex and Leonar; daughter, Joanne; husband, Josh; and second husband, Renie Allison.
Nelda enjoyed a long and productive life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by daughter, Francis Geneal (Harry) Shouse; son, Gerald Josh “Jerry” (Ottrie) Schwab; sisters, Fern (C.W.) McBride; Ruth (Leon) Machen; Joye Brough; brothers, Russell (Margie) and Bob (Wanda) Moffett; eight grandchildren, Collette Landwer, Tara Guba, Robert Shouse, Philips Shouse, Mary K. Shouse, Harold R. Shouse, Jr., Ruby Wronkowski, Dalene Schwab and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held in Afton (Star Valley) Wyoming at the Schwab Mortuary, 44 East 4th Ave., May 19, 1999 at 1 p.m. Interment, will be in the Afton City Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 24, 1999, at 7 p.m. at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State, Midvale, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.