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Louise Mingo

May 24, 1936 — December 24, 2022

Rose Louise Mingo, born May 24, 1936, passed away December 24, 2022 at the age of 86. Louise had resided at Elegant Living for the past 3 years. She was lovingly watched over by her nephews, Todd and Stewart.

Aunt Louise was born in Pocatello, Idaho to her parents Stewart Alfred and Vera Adams Mingo. She was the youngest daughter of three girls. Her sisters, Mary and Patsy, were her best friends. Louise, Mary, and Patsy lived as next-door neighbors and their families remained tightly knit throughout their lives. She had a remarkable bond with her father and mother and was the caretaker of their home as they aged and passed away.

Although Aunt Louise never married or had children of her own, she had an abundance of nieces and nephews. She loved them all dearly and treated them as if they were her own. Her sister, Mary Mingo, married Ronald Nelson. Their children included Vickie Jacobsen, Todd Nelson (Linda), Richard Nelson (Marsha), Robert Nelson (Bonnie), and Kurt Nelson (Jody). Her sister, Patsy Mingo married Ralph Nelson (Ronald and Ralph were twin brothers). Their children included Terry Nielsen (Doug), Stewart Nelson (Cindy), Rose Mary Johnson (Robert), Bonnie Weaver (Richard), Ronnie Nelson (Betty), Patti Armstrong (Rick), Jo Anne Briscoe (Terry), Craig Nelson, Vera Clark (Kendall), Jan Hill (Dennis). She had a special relationship with each of them and was always making sure that their needs were met. Throughout their lives, Aunt Louise could always be counted on to help in any way, offer advice and genuinely care for them and their continually growing families.

Aunt Louise was kind and generous and was always known to have some sort of gift waiting for anyone who went to see her. She especially loved Halloween when everyone would stop by, dressed in costumes. You could always count on a BIG candy bar and a pencil, along with a big hug and a little chat. Aunt Louise also started a tradition with her nieces for an annual sister’s trip. She would take them for a week-long vacation somewhere every year. They had the best time and created lifelong memories. They crafted, shopped, laughed, ate good food, and drank a lot of Coke.

Aunt Louise had a sweet tooth and could always be found with a good stash of candy and treats. Her favorites included chocolate covered orange sticks and strawberry milkshakes. Once in a while, she would invite her family over for homemade cream puffs and hot fudge sauce and could always be counted on to bring deviled eggs to any family party. She did her best to honor the Mingo name and continue the legacy and traditions her parents started.

Louise graduated from Pocatello High School. She earned her degree at Idaho State University as a Certified Speech Therapist. She worked at Lewis and Clark Elementary for many years as well as several other schools one day a week. She continued to volunteer after her retirement. She was passionate about children’s learning and always encouraged reading. She was an avid reader herself and could almost always be found with a book in hand.

Aunt Louise was also very crafty. She had a ceramic shop set up in her home and would pour ceramic into molds and fire them in her own kiln. Her talents blessed the lives of many over the years as she taught others the art of ceramics and passed it on to them with patience and love.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was sealed to her parents and sisters in the Idaho Falls Temple on April 12, 1997. It was a joyous day of celebration. Much like the one that took place as Aunt Louise left this earth and returned home to her Heavenly Father.

The heavenly reunion that took place included those that have preceded her in death. Her parents, Stewart Alfred and Vera Mingo; her sisters and their spouses, Mary and Ronald Nelson; Patsy and Ralph Nelson; nephew, Craig Nelson; nieces, Jo Anne Briscoe, Terry Nelson, Rose Mary Johnson and her great nephews, Stewart Nelson, Jr. and Kutter Mingo Nelson.

At the time of her death, she was “Aunt Louise” to 14 nieces and nephews, 56 great nieces and nephews, and many great-great nieces and nephews. She wore the title of “Aunt” proudly and will always be remembered for it.

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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