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Elizabeth Kelley Nielsen

Elizabeth Kelley Nielsen

Elizabeth Kelley Nielsen, 57, of Pleasant Grove passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, due to complications of kidney failure. She was born, the oldest of 12 children, on August 31, 1944 in West Union, West Virginia to Eustace & Margret Sutton Kelley.

Beth grew up in Pleasant Grove and attended school there. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1962. Beth enjoyed her position as financial secretary at Pleasant Grove Junior High School and most recently at TCM Digital Solutions in Provo. Beth held many LDS Church positions during her life including Relief Society President, Stake Primary President, Stake Librarian, and numerous teaching positions. Many friends and relatives were recipients of her beautiful needlework.

In 1996, Beth received the gracious gift of life through a liver transplant. She was a strong advocate of the donor program and participated as a donor after her death.

She is survived by five children: Michelle Kortman-Tufaro, Somerville, NJ; Kelley (Natalie) Kortman, New Canaan, CT; Jonathan Kortman and Lyndsey Kortman, Pleasant Grove; Elder Christopher Kortman, currently serving in the Tampa, Florida Mission; six grandchildren. Additional survivors include her mother Margret (Ben) Miller, Pleasant Grove; eleven siblings: Christine Kelley, Lynda Slater, Jim Kelley, Robert Kelley, Becky Pierce, Kevin Kelley, Jeri Kelley, Kim Robinson, Brett Kelley, Mark Kelley, Nancy Kelley.

Beth was preceded in death by her father and granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Kortman.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove East Stake Center, 825 S. Loader Drive, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.