Emma Arlene McKnight Nyman
Heber City Arlene Nyman, age 74, passed away on May 14th, 2008. Born March 20, 1934 to Robert and Thelma Anderson McKnight in Heber City, Utah. Married Fred Hugh Nyman on April 8, 1966. Together they had one son, Hugh Fred Nyman. She also raised as if her own, her step-son Michael Fred Nyman.
Arlene lived in Heber until she married and moved to Park City, Utah, which she always called "home." Arlene started her nursing career at the early age of 16 and earned her LPN license. Arlene continued working until the age of 68. Arlene worked for Dr. Nielson, Dr. Draper, Dr. Raymond R. Green & Dr. Jack D. Boggess. She ended her nursing career at the Rocky Mtn. Care Center in Heber.
Arlene loved to read as well as gardening and had the greenest thumb on this earth! Arlene had two special companions she took great care of, Jazz and Shadow who will greatly miss her. Her quick wit and sense of humor was always at the forefront of her personality. She blessed so many people by being a wonderful mother, sister, Aunt, Nurse and everyone’s best friend. She was especially blessed by her daughter-in-law April, through her kind loving care during the past several years.
Arlene is survived by her sons, Hugh Fred (April) Nyman of Heber City, who cared for her with extra love and special attention, Michael Fred Nyman, Salt Lake City. Brothers, John R. (Becci) McKnight, Woods Cross and Neil McKnight, Ely, Nevada, Brother-in-law John Nixon, Provo. Many nieces and nephews that dearly loved her too.
Preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters: JoAnn (Jody) Storey, Fern Nixon, Provo. Services will be at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main in Heber City. Viewing Sunday May 18, 2008 from 6-8pm, Monday May 19, 2008 from 9:30-10:30 Graveside Services at 11:00 am. Internment Heber City Cemetery.
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