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Nada Robins Lechtenberg

February 4, 1928 — April 21, 2024

Bountiful

                                                                 ~ TOGETHER FOREVER ~

Nada Ione Robins completed her mortal sojourn Sunday, April 21, 2024 at home with her family at the age of 96.

Nada was born at her family home February 4,1928 in Scipio, Utah to Dean Erwin & Merretta LaVaun Robins. It was a wet winter day and the doctor from Fillmore got stuck in the mud a block from the farmhouse so her Dad had to go rescue him. It took years for her older brother Wayne to finally accept that he had a sister instead of the Brother He wanted! 

Her simple life on the farm was hard growing up in the Depression years but was filled with childhood memories of fun, games, and laughter.  They didn’t have much but always had plenty to eat on the farm, sharing with neighbors.

Nada attended Millard High School, riding the bus 24 miles each way. She participated in many high school clubs, enjoyed dances, was a student body officer and loved being a cheerleader. After graduating in May of 1946, she attended Utah State and BYU for 1 year gaining secretarial experience that enabled her to work at First Security Corp as secretary to the Executive VP.

While Nada was in college, her parents sold the family farm due to her father’s declining health and moved to Ogden, Utah where she met the love of her life, Carl Albert Lechtenberg. They dated for over 2 years and finally resolved their religious differences with Carl gaining a testimony of the Gospel that he “couldn’t deny”.  They were married on August 18, 1951, in Nada’s home in Ogden, Utah. On February 11,1954, they were sealed in the LDS Manti Temple for Time and Eternity.

Carl and Nada promptly began life’s adventure together by moving to the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. Nada held down the fort supporting Carl in the early years of his career, and they welcomed four Sons while living in California (Brent, Dan, Craig & Lyle). Little did Nada realize in these early family years that she was actually raising five Boys. She was a spectacular homemaker, cook and den Mother, tolerating everything from polliwogs to pet rats.  The family activities included drag racing, slot cars, baseball, basketball, and most certainly music & stereo/Hi-Fi. The motorcycles began as mini-bikes and expanded to 4-Wheelers which became one of Nada's favorite activities along with racquetball and scrapbooking. 

After enduring many transfers throughout Southern California, Nada supported Carl’s GM promotion back to Utah where they had their first and last home built in Bountiful. The boys reluctantly came also, lured with the promise that Snow was superior to the Sea. This is where we really came to know her as the “ultimate hostess”, constantly serving Sunday dinners and impromptu treats & surprises. She was always there with a quick hug and reassuring smile.

Throughout her life, Nada found more joy helping others achieve their dreams rather than pursuing her own.  Her happiness and joy was a sum total of watching those she loved be happy.  Much like Carl, she always strived for there to be peace and harmony with those around her. She often subordinated her own wants or desires to enjoy watching others have theirs.  She was quick to straighten you out and just a quick with a loving and reassuring hug afterwards and a laugh as well.  You never had to guess what was on her mind - she told you. Nada was direct and to the point. Her love and commitment to God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the same way. She loved having several callings in the church throughout her life.  She had such a deep and abiding faith and love for the Savior and the Gospel- she never questioned anything. Her faith and testimony was not complex, it was simple and strong. She was quick to help those in need, especially her boys and their families. How did you ever find time to do all the other things you loved?

Nada, we love and honor you. Mom, what did we ever do to deserve you. Nana, thank you for your selfless love and support. Her last transfer on Sunday, April 21, 2024 back to Carl and her Heavenly Father was surely her most difficult, but we all knew how desperately she longed to return to her heavenly home.

Nada is survived by her four sons: Brent (Ellen), Dan (Linda), Craig (Lisa), and Lyle (Jayne), 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren with two more on the way. She is preceded in death by her parents Dean and LaVaun, her brother Wayne, and her celestial companion Carl, one grandchild Danny J. and one great grandchild Owen. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Debbie and Jennifer at Applegate. 

There will be a private viewing and family prayer at 10:00 am at the Canyon Park Ward. Funeral services for Nada will be on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Canyon Park Ward, 1190 East Bountiful Hills Drive, Bountiful. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services. Nada will be laid to rest next to Carl, following the service at Memorial Lakeview Mortuary & Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nada Robins Lechtenberg, please visit our flower store.

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