Oil on canvas, signed lower right, 30" ×24"
Nina Elaine Neilsen Schumann, 1927-2013
Nina Elaine Nielsen Schumann, 85, passed away in her Lehi home on Sunday February 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 5, 1927 in Provo, Utah to Heber Lovell Nielsen and Sylvia Ann Hansen Nielsen.
She spent her childhood working and playing on a small family farm on the Danish Bench, which is now Cedar Hills. She was married August 15, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple to her sweetheart Albert Jr. Schumann. Soon after their marriage, they moved to South Pasadena, California to be closer to her husband’s family.
Nina was an active member of the LDS church and served in many different capacities including Primary President, chorister, Relief Society teacher, and Stake Young Women’s Leader. She graduated from American Fork High School and continued her education by taking art courses at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College. She stated that she fell in love with art at an early age. She treasured being an artist and sold many paintings. She is known for her remarkable depiction's of Mount Timpanogos. She shared her gift with others by teaching at her home and local craft stores. For many years she dedicated herself to the Pageant of the Arts and enjoyed applying make up for performers.
Nina is survived by her husband, Albert; her brother Glen Nielsen (Connie); and her children Cathleen S. Durrant, Cheralee Rasmussen (Larry); Lanet Reed (Lynn); Chris Schumann (DeAnn); Mark Schumann (Karen); 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Her brother Grant Nielsen; her sister Elna May and her granddaughter Margaret (Maggie) Schumann preceded her in death.
Citation: “Obituary for Nina Elaine Nielsen Schumann at Wing Mortuary.” Obituary | Nina Elaine Nielsen Schumann | Wing Mortuary. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.wingmortuary.com/obituary/1983405.