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Arthur O Neilson

July 15, 1931 ~ April 14, 2017 (age 85)
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Message from Mac Niel Ogden
April 16, 2017 1:23 PM

I was a sophomore when Art re-started the football program at Richfield High School. On one tennis trip we were on, he had to show us how his new '57 Pontiac's speedometer would go to 120 mph while traveling down the highway. He was a great good "down to earth" teacher and friend. My condolences to your family on the death of a great teacher and mentor.
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on April 16, 2017

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A candle was lit by John, Erin, Riley & Gage Hansen on April 17, 2017 10:08 AM
Message from Tim Graham
April 17, 2017 10:29 AM

My father, Gene Graham (,also from Fairview); always talked so highly of Art anytime we saw him. Wether it was at the Stake Center for Priesthood Meeting, or some where else in Bountiful, they would reminisce and share stories of those the had run into from Sanpete County, and what they were doing...
I could tell that they were dear friends and both loved where they grew up.
We're so sorry for your loss!
The Graham's
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A candle was lit by Robert & Cortney Cargeeg on April 17, 2017 4:19 PM
Message from Kevin J Barnes
April 17, 2017 4:59 PM

"Mr. Neilson" was my physiology teacher at Viewmont when I was a Jr. 1969-70. I can honestly say that he was one of my favorite teachers ever!! He had a great teaching style and I felt he was very interesting. I loved his form of testing. He wanted to make sure we had learned the material and the concepts and understood them. Not just memorizing facts. If a student had prepared and knew the material the tests were easy, if not they were tough. He impacted many students for the better.
Message from Caitlin Smith
April 17, 2017 8:30 PM

I remember him as a substitute teacher all through out my jr high and high school careeers. You always knew it was going to be a good day when you saw him in place of your regular teacher. His stories and positive light could brighten anyone's day.
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A candle was lit by Don on April 18, 2017 4:11 AM
Art was a great wrestling coach! A Life well lived with a wonderful posterity. God bless his family. Love Don Baxter
Message from Landon Ramirez
April 18, 2017 10:55 AM

This makes me very sad, but I know he's in a better place. Art subbed for many of my classes during my time at Centerville junior high and Viewmont high. When Art was the substitute teacher news spread like a wildfire and everyone would be excited for that class. He made learning fun and refreshing, he'd tell story's of his past, teach us karate moves and he put a smile on every student he taught. I remember one time I went up to him after class to say "thank you" and we ended up talking for 2 hours! I don't regret a second of it.
Thank you Art, you touched many students lives, and you will always have a special place in our hearts.
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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on April 18, 2017

Chris and family, We are saddened to learn of the loss of your father. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Wishing you comfort and peace in your time of need. With deepest sympathy, Frozen Foods Sales Team & Kellogg Company

Message from Richfield High School Class of 1961
April 18, 2017 4:32 PM

We send our deepest sympathy to Winnie and their family with the loss of their husband and father. He was a great teacher and friend.

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A PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on April 18, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy. From DanoneWave Sales - Broomfield, Colorado

Message from Allen Staheli
April 24, 2017 1:35 AM

I lived next door to Coach, was captain of his 63 football team, he spoke when I left for my mission. Some people have tremendous influence because they CARE!
Message from Dave Gibson
April 24, 2017 6:56 PM

Art was a founding member of the Great Western Fly Fishers Club in Bountiful. Everyone at the club loved Art. We loved listening to his fishing stories as well as his knowledge around a tying vise. I had the opportunity many times of driving him home after the club and it was a great pleasure to talk to him about fishing. He will be greatly missed! Catch a big one for us, Art!
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