She is survived by her daughter Sandra Schoppe (Ed) of Ephraim, UT and son Curtis Schmutz of St. George, UT; seven grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley Schmutz and Parker and Dylan Dennett (twin grandsons of Shane and Cherie Dennett).
She was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas and later lived in Houston, TX. She moved to Utah in 1945 when she married Lloyd Sheldon Bleak, and later Victor Pershing Nelson. She was married and then sealed in the St. George LDS Temple to Stanley Mahonri Schmutz.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings there, from drama director, Stake missionary and teacher.
She loved art and painted at Dixie College for nearly 30 years, also doing furniture refinishing and many cooking events. She was very talented.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m.in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT. Viewings will be held in the mortuary on Friday, November 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to services. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery, St. George, UT.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign her guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.