HELPER - Marjorie Jane Nelson Kirkwood Petersen, age 83, passed away Dec. 8, 2005 at her home.
She was born Dec. 31, 1921 in Canon City, Colo., to Walter W. and Grace Elrod Nelson.
As a young girl she worked on the family ranch in Canon City and later moved to Leadville where she helped with the family furniture store. After that she began working for D&RGW Railroad as a telegraph operator during World War II. She came to Utah where she worked in Sanpete County for a while, and then transferred to Kyune where she met and married Earl Pete Kirkwood on Oct. 2, 1945 in Elko, Nev. The family later moved to Thistle where they raised four children and in 1964 moved to Helper. Earl passed away on Aug. 27, 1972. On Nov. 13, 1974 she married Elmer "Bud" Petersen in Elko, Nev.; he passed away April 15, 2002.
Jane worked for Helper city building department for 26 dedicated years. She was fun loving, dedicated to her family, and thought of everyone else first, never herself and her needs. She was very hard working, loved horses, animals, the outdoors and especially her rides in the mountains.
Survived by daughter, Sharon Jane (Deke) Hreinson, Helper; son Earl (Debbie) Kirkwood, Hotchkiss, Colo.; sister, Leona Ranson, Greeley, Colo.; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; husbands; sons, Guy LeRoy and Charles Nelson Kirkwood; sister, Martha Stringer; and brother, Willis Nelson.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening, 6 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
Iris H. Tatton
Graveside services for Iris Herring Tatton were Dec. 12, in the Price City Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.