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Dorothy Jane "Dot" Nelson

Dorothy Jane "Dot" Nelson

Female 1909 - 1996  (86 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Dorothy Jane Nelson 
    Nickname Dot 
    Birth 1 Dec 1909  Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 22 Dec 1939  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWZS-CGS 
    Death 31 Jul 1996  Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 6 Aug 1996  Provo City Cemetery, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I80581  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Nels Lars Nelson,   b. 25 Apr 1862, Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1946, Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Maud Noble,   b. 1 Feb 1879, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jan 1954, Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 25 May 1904  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Don Charles Candland,   b. 4 Feb 1909, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Feb 1946, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 37 years) 
    Marriage 29 Dec 1939  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F27780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2024 

    Family 2 Asahel Davis Woodruff,   b. 21 Oct 1904, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jan 1994, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage 13 Mar 1972  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1 Dec 1909 - Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 22 Dec 1939 - SLAKE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Dec 1939 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 13 Mar 1972 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 31 Jul 1996 - Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 6 Aug 1996 - Provo City Cemetery, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Dorothy Jane Nelson Birth Certificate
    Dorothy Jane Nelson Birth Certificate

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Dorothy Candland Woodruff passed away on July 31, 1996 in Los Gatos, Cal i fornia.

      She was born, December 1, 1909, Provo, Utah, the daughter of Nels Lars a n d Maud Nelson. She grew up in Provo and Downey, Idaho. At the age of 1 8 , she started teaching school in Byron, Wyoming, and the rest of her pr of essional life was devoted to education. She married Don Charles Candla n d on December 29, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they lived in Madis on , Wisconsin. They had four children, Linda Ruth Webb; Don Stuart Candl and ; Michael Nelson Candland; and Christine Stephens.

      Her husband, Don, died on February 14, 1946 and she returned with her yo u ng family to Provo, where she was principal of the BYU Elementary Scho o l and taught at BYU. While teaching and raising her family, she continu e d her education and in 1953 was awarded a Doctorate in Education from S ta nford University. For four years she was Director of Curriculum for th e W est Covina School District in California and then joined the facult y of t he University of Oregon where, as a Professor of Education, she ta ught Ea rly Childhood Education. In 1964 she joined a U.S.A.I.D. team fro m the Un iversity of Utah and for four years was head of the Elementary E ducatio n Department at the Haile SellasieI University in Addis Ababa, Et hiopia . After returned from Ethiopia, she served on the Primary Genera l Board.

      On March 13, 1972 she married Asahel Woodruff of Salt Lake City and imme d iately gained a wonderful new family. Asahel and Dorothy served a missi o n as director to the Visitor's Center at the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, N e w York, where both were active in the local community. In later years s h e volunteered her services at the Primary children's Medical Center . A gr eat and nobel woman and always a loving and caring mother and gran dmother . Dorothy's entire life was characterized by devotion to her fami ly, educ ation of the young, and service to her church and community.

      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 1996 at 11 a.m. in t h e Ensign Fifth Ward Chapel, 589 East 18th Ave., Salt Lake City, where f ri ends may call one hour prior to services. Funeral Directors, Larkin Mo rtu ary.

      The family has requested that donations in her memory be made to the Pri m ary children's Medical Center.