Margaret Betty Kronberg Nelson, 89, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Good Samaritan Village of Idaho Falls.
She was born May 10, 1924, in Idaho Falls to Charles Franklin Kronberg and Hazel Estelle Armstrong Kronberg. She grew up in the area and attended Lincoln Elementary, Scottsbluff Elementary, Holy Rosary Catholic School and O.E. Bell Junior High, and graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
On June 23, 1946, she married Donald Ritchie Nelson in Idaho Falls. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Donald preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1977. Margaret was a devoted mother and homemaker and also worked at U&I Sugar.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, camping, fishing, playing pinochle and watching old movies.
Survivors are her sons, Dan (Melinda) Nelson of Boise, Bill (Kathy) Nelson of Idaho Falls and Roger (Jerri) Nelson of Boise; daughter, Betty (Todd) Simon of Idaho Falls; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Nelson of Idaho Falls; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters, Ethel and Evelyn; her brother, Charles; a son, Bob; and a granddaughter, Jolene.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.