Camilla Nian Pittman, age 78, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on February 15, 2018. Nian was the only child of Nina Eileen Morrell and Wilford Penrose Jordan, born July 31, 1939, in Moreland, Idaho. Her mother and stepfather, Joseph Mineni, raised her. Nian lived most of her life in Modesto, California, until she moved to Cedar City, Utah, in June of 2011.
Nian was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was excited to see the temple built in Cedar City and was able to attend before her death. She loved art, good music, painting and fishing. She would fish for sturgeons in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers. She fished for trout and bass here in Utah.
Nian was blessed to have five children: William Russell (Shirleen) Chaffee Jr., of Utah; Jeffrey Michael (Shelly) Chaffee, James Edward (Kelly) Chaffee, Samantha VanDyk, and David Lee (Alisha) Pittman, all of California. She has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nian is preceded in death by her parents and grandson, James Edward Chaffee Jr.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Enoch City Cemetery under the direction of Affordable Funeral Services (435-586-3456).
The family would like to express thanks to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living Center, Zion’s Way Hospice staff (Ellen), and all the Brookdale Family Home Evening volunteers, that helped make her stay happy and comfortable.
Online condolences can be sent to her memorial page at www.affordablefuneralservices.com