Rhea’s spirit happily rejoined her loved ones who’ve gone before, on November 10, 2018. She died at home in Farmington, NM on Nov. 10th, 2018 at the age of 93 years old. She was born March 11, 1925 in Torrey, Utah, to James Clarence Huntsman and Myrtle V. Morrill. She married John Reed Jackson Sept. 28, 1944 in the St. George Temple (Utah). Together they had 7 children: Therral (Judy Chism), Elaine (Dale Young) Thomas (Marilyn Schurtz), Kevin (Patti Hendrix), Lynn (Pam Phillips), Jane (Douglas MacPherson), and Verla Jackson. After their marriage, they moved to Logan, Utah where Reed attended and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College. After graduation, they moved to Ely, Nevada where he taught in the White Pine High School for 27 years. In 1980 they returned to Torrey, Utah for retirement. They also spent many winters in Quartzsite, Arizona. He served as Torrey Ward LDS Bishop from 1984 – 1989. In 1989 he and Rhea filled a one-year mission in Oroville, California for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He passed away on October 30, 2000. Rhea then served a one-year LDS Family History mission in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rhea married Calvin Lars Nelson in July 2002 and moved to Loa, Utah. One of her greatest joys was serving with him as a Temple Ordinance Worker for six years in the Manti LDS Temple. She was also an Assistant Stake Family History Director in Wayne County for many years. Rhea’s greatest goal in life was to be a good wife and mother. She was always a good example for her family and posterity. She enjoyed home-making, gardening and yard work, cooking, sewing, painting landscapes, quilting, scrapbooking, reading, working on genealogy and indexing. She enjoyed many community activities including the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the American Legion. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Reed Jackson, Calvin Lars Nelson, second husband; her parents James Clarence Huntsman and Myrtle Voilet Morrill; her brother, Lavar Huntsman; and sisters Joy Clarke, Ina Squire, and Zella Snow. She leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held in Loa, Utah on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
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