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Helen Virginia Nelson (Lee)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of J. Bracken Lee, Governor and Nellie Amelia Lee
Wife of Harold Andrew Nelson
Half sister of Richard Lewis Lee

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Helen Virginia Nelson

Birth: Jan. 29, 1922, Price, Carbon County, Utah, USA

Death: May 1, 2005, Price, Carbon County Utah, USA

Burial: Cliffview Cemetery, Price, Carbon County Utah, USA

Helen Virginia Lee Nelson, age 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 1, 2005.

She was born January 29, 1922 in Price, Utah to former Utah Governor, Joseph Bracken Lee and his first wife, Nellie Pace, who died of Hodgkins Disease at the age of 26, 4 years after her daughter Helen was born.

She married Harold Andrew Nelson on August 1, 1943 in Bend, Oregon; he died on September 4, 2003.

She was a lifelong resident of Carbon County, where she graduated from Carbon High School and Carbon College. She was a dedicated employee of the College of Eastern Utah from 1959-1990 and she received the Outstanding Staff Award in 1989 and the Lifelong Service Award in 2003.

Helen was a staunch supporter of all activities at CEU and a member of the Beta Sorority. She loved attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, and was an avid Jazz and Ute fan. Helen's greatest love was for her family and she enjoyed traveling.

Helen was survived by two sons and two daughters, Gary (Gaylene) Nelson, Helper; Lee (Mary) Nelson, Salt Lake City; DeLynne Nelson, Price; Colleen (Stan) Pestotnik, Salt Lake City; two brothers and one sister, James (Evelyn) Lee, Joan (Lewis) Taylor, Richard (Marianne) Lee, all of Salt Lake City; nine wonderful grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home located at 233 East Main Street in Price. A viewing was held one hour prior to the services at the mortuary. Helen was laid to rest following the conclusion of the Funeral Services at Cliffview Cemetery in Price.



Joseph Bracken Lee 1899 - 1996

Nellie Amelia Pace Lee 1900 - 1926



Harold Andrew Nelson 1922 - 2003

Created by: Ryan Curtis

Record added: Sept. 25, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 42356709

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