Madge Ellertson Nash
1924 ~ 2017
Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, passed
away April 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She
was the third of five children born to Zella Vest Ellertson
and Elgy Norman Ellertson, born on December 19, 1924 in
Mona, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Robert Nash in 1979.
Madge and Bob were wed on July 23rd, 1949 in Mona Utah.
They were later sealed in the Oakland, California Temple
on February 26th, 1966. They resided in San Jose, California
for 53 years. Madge moved to Utah for the last 9 years of
Madge graduated with a B.S. from BYU in 1948 with a focus
on Elementary Education and Psychology. After their marriage
she and Bob moved to Los Angeles where he attended U.C.L.A.
and Madge began her teaching career in Santa Monica. In
1955 they moved to San Jose, California, where Bob served
as Controller for Goodwill Industries of Santa Clara County.
Madge taught in the Cambrian School District for 14 years.
After Bob’s death in 1979, she taught piano students
for the following 29 years until her move to Utah in 2008.
Madge actively participated with the Great Books Organization
for approximately 50 years, hosting in her home for at least
20 of those years. She also enjoyed her involvement with
AAUW for nearly 20 years. Her special interests through
the years included reading, book discussion, music and gardening.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints, usually involved with the music programs.
She was cherished by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She shaped and blessed many lives. Her family will remember
her for her example of faith, strength, fortitude, perseverance,
always positive outlook, and her love for all.
Madge is survived by her brother, Kent Ellertson, sister,
Gaye Kay, daughter, Claudia Ann Ambrose, (Richard), son,
Robert Elgy Nash, (Donna) and son, William Cary Nash, (Valeria);
13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017
at 11:00 am at the Alpine North Stake Center Chapel, 1125
North Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends
may call from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services.
A graveside memorial and interment will be held at 11:00
am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Los Gatos Memorial Park,
2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road, San Jose, California.
Arrangements entrusted to Warenski Funeral Home, UT and
Darling-Fischer Memorial Home, CA.