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Doreen Elsie McNab Poulsen

September 10, 1934 — March 26, 2022

Doreen Elsie McNab Poulsen was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 10, 1934 and passed away at her home in Farmington, Utah on March 26, 2022 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

Doreen graduated from Hamilton Nursing College with a degree in Registered Nursing.  Her first job was at a TB sanatorium.  She was an eyewitness to the polio epidemic.  She was a strong advocate for vaccinations her entire life.  She was later a nurse at LDS Hospital and later at a private practice.  She specialized in pediatric nursing.

After her children were born, she began pursuing a lifelong passion for dogs, showing, training, hunting, and grooming.

As a teen, Doreen converted to the LDS church while living in Canada.  Once emigrating to the United States, she settled in Salt Lake City.  This is where she met and married Frank “Stan” Poulsen in the Salt Lake Temple on October 20, 1960.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She served as a relief society president and other callings in primary and young women’s organizations.  Doreen was also a huge supporter of the scouting program and volunteered as a den mother for several years.  Her son Matt carries on her legacy today.

Doreen is preceded in death by her parents John William McNab and Elsie Christine McNaught and her husband Frank “Stan” Poulsen.

She is survived by her younger brother John William McNab Jr. (Martha), Karen Poulsen Drozd, Rebecca Ann Hillquist (Richard), Frank “Matt” Poulsen, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Doreen passed away at home in the care of family.  Family would like to thank Jan from Visiting Angels and the caregivers from Hospice.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Best Friends Animal Society.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Somerset Chapel, 1885 Summerwood Drive, Farmington, Utah.  There will be a viewing prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at the church.

Interment at Farmington City Cemetery.

For those wishing to attend virtually, the service will be streamed live at 11:00 AM on Russon Mortuary and Crematory Facebook Page using the following link:

Services will also be streamed under this obituary beginning at 11:00 AM on Monday.

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