A Nield was born to John W and Eva Claudia Allred Nield
in Afton, Wyoming, August, 28, 1925. He died peacefully
at home July 7, 2013 in Alpine Utah.
He was the ninth child in his family. He was preceded in
death by his brothers and sisters, Eva, Lester, Ellen, Laron,
Genevieve, Glenna, Warren, Lynn and Shirley.
He grew up on Nield String with lots of cousins with whom
he did a lot of hunting, fishing and camping. He graduated
from Star Valley High School in 1944 and attended Utah State
University where he was active in both basketball and football.
He married Virginia Schiess of Freedom, Idaho on January
31, 1947 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They enjoyed 66 wonderful
years of marriage. To this union were born four children,
John S., Lon S, Jenifer and Bradley. Growing up on a farm
Dean learned the value of hard work.
He started the Phillips 66 gas station in Afton which later
became Nield Oil Company. In 1960 he sold the business to
his brother, Lynn, and moved to Southern California where
he worked for Sav-On Drug Store as a manager for 26 years.
He retired and moved to Alpine, Utah. He was an active member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving
in many positions. Dean and Virginia served in the temples
as workers for 7 years and served in the Toronto Temple
Dean was a very hard working man and taught his family
the value of hard work and honesty. He is survived by his
sweetheart, Virginia and his four children, John (Juanita),
Lon (Pat), Jenifer Barney, Brad (Katherine), 17 grandchildren,
60 great-grandchildren, with 3 on the way.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013
at 11:00 am in the Alpine 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 890 North
Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may
call Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and
Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at
the church. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the General Temple Patron