It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michelle Marie Packingham, 39, of Ephraim, UT. She unexpectedly passed away Friday, February 11, 2022. She fought a courageous and long battle with PXE and other medical ailments.
Michelle was born on September 17, 1982, in Barstow, California. Her parents are Desiree and Rusty Neilson and Scott and Ann Packingham. Michelle is the oldest of 10 siblings who adored her. She grew up in Sanpete County and attended school in Mt. Pleasant.
Michelle was an amazing daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and friend. She was very loving, sweet, kind and would do anything for someone in need. She loved her music, dragons, gaming and was so talented in drawing. She loved creating things with her hands. She was a true friend and was the best aunt. She loved and cherished her nieces and nephews. She will be missed deeply but we know she is in a better place, enjoying family she hasn’t seen for a long time.
Michelle is survived by her parents Desiree and Rusty Neilson (Ephraim) and Scott and Ann Packingham (Las Vegas): Grandmother, Sara Dale Colebrook – Taylorsville, Utah: Grandmother, Leilani King – Henderson, Nevada: 8 siblings Amanda Neilson (Matthew Alan Jones) Larksville, Pennsylvania: Kristina Ann Neilson (Tracy Truman Barlow) Ephraim, Utah: Stephanie Nichole Barlow (Joshua Lyman Barlow) Fairview, Utah: Austin David Neilson – Ephraim, Utah: Angel Mariah Connelly (Trevor Jordan Connelly) Kemmerer, Wyoming: Rex Allan Neilson (Mersadies Lynn) Midvale, Utah: Sara Dale Neilson – Orem, Utah: Matthew Reed Neilson – Ephraim, Utah: 2 step brothers: John and Tim Packingham: 14 nieces and nephews; Raymond, Rylan, Madison, Trayden, Haven, Jeremy, Andrew, Riley, Safire, Jacoby, Bradley, Oakley, Ridge, and Anyastasia. Michelle was proceeded in death by her loving grandparents: Charles Edward Colebrook, Jimmy David and Edna Lou Neilson, and Clem King: Uncles Mike Packingham and Uncle Lauren.
The funeral will be held Friday, February 18, 2022, at the 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 765 South 100 East, Ephraim, Utah. The viewing will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and the funeral will start at 11:00 a.m.
Michelle’s family would like to thank all family and friends who have reached out at this difficult time.