Darlene Marie (Nielsen) Pauley (1936 - 2100)

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Darlene M. (Nielsen) Pauley

Funeral services for Darlene M. (Nielsen), Pauley, 75 was held on Monday, Aug.1st, at 2 p.m. at the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, Clifton Forge, Va. with Reverend Paul Brokaw officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge. Nicely Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Darlene Marie Nielsen Pauley, age 75, of 905 Spring Street, Iron Gate,Va., died Friday July 29, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Va.
She was born May 21,1936 in Carroll County, the daughter of Vera Kragelund Nielsen and the late Axel Nielsen. She was a member of Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church,Clifton Forge, Va., where she taught the Sara-Linn Bible Class, was a leader and member of the Women's Circle, and was known for her astute knowledge of the Bible. She also attended The Sharon Senior Center, volunteered at Mountain View Elementary School, and was very active in "God's Covering." Darlene taught the 3rd grade nearly all of her career. Mrs. Pauley was an avid reader who never met a stranger, and loved spending time with children, her family and especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Raymond Pauley in May of 1997, a brother, Dennis Nielsen; a niece, Tanya Mortensen-Irlemeier, and a nephew, Kevin Nielsen.
She is survived by two daughters, Rachelle Nicely and her husband, Forrest of Clifton Forge, and Lynette Lewis and her husband Timothy of Covington, Va; her mother; Vera Kragelund Nielsen of Elk Horn; four grandchildren: Zachary Nicely, Devin Nicely, Eddie Lewis, and Megan Lewis; a sister, Nadine Mortensen and her husband Richard of Audubon; a brother, Norlin Nielsen and his wife Juanita of Chariton; numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends. She was loved by everyone who knew her.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of donations in her memory to the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, 544 Church Street, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, 2011