9/30/1973 ~ 6/12/2022
Kellie Kehaulani Nielsen was born to Gerald and Karen Sue Nielsen in Provo, Utah on Sunday, September 30, 1973. She passed on Sunday, June 12, 2022, following her courageous struggle with cancer. She was a beacon of goodness and a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Kellie was raised in Roosevelt, Utah during her preschool years. The family was then transferred to Richfield, Utah where she received her elementary, middle school and high school education from the finest and most dedicated teachers. She found great joy in expressing herself through music, as an exceptional piano player, and dance, being involved with the annual Nutcracker Production and high school dance team. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1992 prior to her family moving to Kennewick, Washington. Feeling quite homesick for her family, she left her scholarship and SUU and moved to Washington where she graduated from Columbia Basin College with an Associates Degree. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Brigham Young University majoring in Communications and English. Kellie achieved her goal to become an attorney and received her Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga University. She has always been a self-starter with an impeccable work ethic that led her to numerous jobs during her growing up years in Richfield. As a legal assistant to Bill Hames at Hames, Anderson, and Whitlow, Kennewick, WA, she was involved with bankruptcy law which provided her direction in her legal career. While a law student, she was chief editor of the publication, “Utah Auto Law: Utah Law of Motor Vehicle Insurance and Accident Liability, Treatise” published by LexisNexis. She grew professionally as a Senior Staff Attorney for Utah’s Chapter 13 Federal Court. She was a champion for good and believed in honesty in all of her dealings during her law career. She is the second oldest of eight children and loved being a member of such a united band of loving individuals who never cease to remember one another. She was always ready to accompany a family sing-along, could often be heard sharing her quick wit with her siblings, was a lover of desserts and baking (her monster cookies being the family favorite), and was ready to adopt several of her nieces and nephews without their parents’ permission. She was fondly referred to as Aunty Boom and will be remembered for her fierce loyalty and love of those blessed to be close to her. Her family helped her feel complete and whole through their bounteous love and charitable service especially during her final days. During these difficult months, they all united with fervent faith, hope, and an eye single to God’s glory and plan for her. Kellie is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Lehi 19th Ward, Lehi Utah East Stake. She has served in various capacities in numerous wards. She was the ward organist at age 15 in the Richfield, Utah 1st Ward. As a young adult, she served a mission in the Seoul, Korea Mission 1995-1997 which strengthened her testimony of service among God’s children. She loved serving in the Primary organization as the Primary pianist. The children
brought her so much joy as they reciprocally shared their testimony through music. Kellie is survived by her parents: Gerald and Karen Sue Nielsen; siblings and spouses, Jared and Michelle Nielsen; Brandon and Jalene Nielsen; Kemy (Nielsen) and Christopher Bates; Katie (Nielsen) and Trent Teegarden; Warner and Janey Nielsen; Karalee (Nielsen) and Adam Eatros; and Michael and Christie Nielsen. Nieces and Nephews: Jaxen and Maile; Audrey, Ella, Calvin, Roxy, and Britney; Coen; Lily, Lucy, and Charley; Ezra, Griffen, and Adele; Hudson, Presley, and Jameson; and Jonas, Sonny, and Hattie. Preceded and greeted in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl and Dorothy Nielsen and her maternal grandfather, Charles K. Lee. Grandmother Edith L. Lee at 97, resides in Tacoma, Washington. Kellie is our precious ministering angel and we are assured that she has and is experiencing rest as described in Enos 1:27, “And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me; Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.”
Funeral Services: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. in the Lehi, Utah, 19th Ward, Lehi Utah East Stake 150 East 1500 North
Lehi, UT 84043-3484. Reception to follow funeral services at 7:00 P.M. same location. Interment: Friday, June 24, 2022 Moroni Cemetery 10:30 A.M. Family and Friends Gathering , Moroni, Utah 11:00 A.M. Dedication of Grave.
The Recorded services will be available for 60 days from 6/23/2022