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Obituary for Francis Nadeen Hackwell

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Francis Nadeen Hackwell

December 21, 1922 - September 3, 2017

 

Frances Nadeen Wheeler Hackwell, age 94, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at her sons home in Roy, Utah.

Nadeen was born December 21, 1922, in Ogden, Utah, to William Sherman Wheeler and Edna A. Wheeler. She attended Ogden School for the Blind and graduated from Washington High School in Ogden.

She married Francis (Jimmy) James Hackwell, the love of her life, on February 21, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had five sons, Gary (RaNae), Alan (Tami), Gordon (deceased), Ron (deceased) (Shelly), and Jay (JoAnn). They had been married for 49 years prior to Jimmy’s passing on April 22, 1995.

Nadeen and Jimmy enjoyed raising their boys and playing music with their combo “The AdLibs”. They played many venues including; The Elks Club, Eagles, Officers Club, Hill Air Force Base, and The Pride Club. Nadeen also sang with the Melodonic Chorus for many years.

Nadeen always had a quip or quote for any happenings and was very adept with a slate and stylus (Braille) or typewriter. Some of the many awards and key positions Nadeen received were:

George Talmage Award Utah Council of the Blind “Outstanding Person”– Elks Club Does 4th Flag Attendant Musician “Doe of the Year” — Governors Advisory Committee for Visually Handicapped Chairman for 1 year Participated for 9 years — Nominee for Federal Handicapped Person of the Year — Ogden Association for the Blind On the Board for many years — High School – Last Year Vice President Student Body

Nadeen was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, two sisters, five brothers, eight grandkids, and 11 grandkids.

The family would like to give many thanks to Dr. McIntyer, the wonderful nurses with Hospice; Tiffany and Ashley, and all the other staff that helped provide such great care to Nadeen.

Services entrusted to Leavitt’s Mortuary.

A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 am with funeral services starting at 11:00 am.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

 

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Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 am with funeral services starting at 11:00 am.


 

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Born: December 21, 1922
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Ben Lomond High CLass of 1965 posted on 9/11/17

Ben Lomond High CLass of 1965 sends their Love and Condolences on the loss of your Beautiful Mother. GOD BLESS. BLHS 65

 

Donna Jensen posted on 9/7/17

Gary so sorry to hear about your mom. Heard about it from Carol Avery from the class of 65 at Ben Lomond High School. You and I went to High School together. God Bless you and Ranae. Love Donna and Eddo Jensen

 

Rosie posted on 9/6/17

She always asked me if I had my red shoes on if so she would put hers on lol.

 

Rosie posted on 9/6/17

So very sad, She will be missed but lived a great life and blessed us with many memories. Love her and prayers to all of the Hackwell family. Love Rosie

 

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