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Ellen Nielsen

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ellen Tyra Jensen Nielsen was born in Coleridge, Neb. on Nov. 14, 1914 to Paul and Ottomine Jensen. She spent most of her adult life in and around Silver Creek, Galva and Storm Lake, before moving to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1985 where she spent the rest of her life. She passed away Jan. 22, 2011 in Peoria, Ariz. at the tender age of 96 years, 2 months and 8 days.

Survivors include 8 children: Gene; George (Taeko); Joyce (Charles Bunce); Alice (Terrell Bear); James; Virginia (Ramon Johnson); Joan (David McCullough); and John (Jane); 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; a brother, Frances (Shirley) Larsen, Correctionville; a sister-in-law, Harriet Jensen of Cartersville, Ga. and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by a stillborn son, 2 grandsons and a stillborn great grandson; 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

Ellen's Celebration of Life was held on Jan. 26, 2011 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary in Phoenix, Ariz. with Pastor Rowdy Van Horne officiating. Rodney Zabel was the soloist. Ellen's final resting place will be in the Galva cemetery.