Karen L. Nielsen passed away June 6, 2016 at the University of Utah Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 7, 1949 in Logan, Utah to Raymond and Esther Nielsen. She grew up in Logan and graduated from the Utah State University in 1971. She than moved to Ely to teach at Ely Grade School and David E. Norman School taking a medical retirement on Oct. 21, 2003 from the school district.
She was a member of the Ely First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she had many callings. She also served on the William Bee Ririe Hospital board for four years.
She loved animals, children and her friends, always having time for all. She loved to read and when she could, she loved to crochet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a nephew and a great nephew.
She is survived by her brother Raymond (Elisa) Nielsen and three nephews and their families. She is also survived by her dear friends and students that loved her so very much.