Patricia (Lindley) Nelson
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Patricia Lindley Nelson 1949 ~ 2006 Our Mom's nine-year battle with thyroid cancer finally came to an end early Sunday morning, March 12, 2006 with her husband and daughters by her side. Mom was courageous and endured many surgeries and treatments without complaint. She was born May 19, 1949 to loving and kind hearted parents, Charles and Ilene Lindley. She was a caring and devoted single mom to her young daughters. Then on August 29, 1980 married William Jess Nelson. Dad loved taking his Sugar Bear traveling in their trailer, enjoyed yearly trips to Mexico with Ken, Linda and friends. NASCAR racing, sewing, collecting moose artifacts and just being with family. Her mom was her best friend, just as Mom was ours. Her friends at Becton Dickinson, where she worked for 27 years, were her second family. She was extremely loved by many people and though she was in much pain, she continued to offer love, support and encouragement to all she knew. She was a powerful influence in all our lives. She was a member of the LDS Church where she also received much support. Survived by her encouraging husband, caring mother, two proud daughters; Gina (Jeff) Brown, Ricky (Billy) Kunkler, 11 adoring grandkids, sisters; Janice (Ron) Larrabee, Gayle (Jerry) Erickson, numerous nieces and nephews and her cats; Moose and Baby. Preceded in death by her daddy and little brother, Charlie. We will carry you in our hearts forever. Friends and family may visit Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial, 3115 East 7800 South. Services will be held Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Butler 20th Ward Chapel, 1435 East 7200 South, all may visit one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Published in Deseret News from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2006.
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March 22, 2006
I feel that is a great privilege to let you all know how much I enjoyed and admired Pat. She has such a fantastic spirit that was an inspiration to many people. Her ability to lead by example and would never ask anyone or expect anyone to do something she would not do herself. She will be greatly missed each day in many hearts. God bless and keep you and my heart felt sympathy to you all
Dianna Doty
March 17, 2006
Pat will be missed by all who worked with here.she all ways had a smile
marianne j wallace
March 17, 2006
When I think of Pat I always remember her smiling she was always smiling. She was a great lady and co worker and I will think of her often. God Bless.
Pearl Lindstrom
March 16, 2006
Pat was a true friend to me she always was there to listen and give a hand to whatever the problem was. She always had a smile and a big heart.I will miss her.
Frank Gehring
March 16, 2006
To all of Pats Family. I worked with Pat for years. I loved her like a sister. There is a void in the plant with her gone. You should all be so proud of her. God bless you all.
Duwayne and Jan Olheiser
March 16, 2006
I will always remember Pat's smile. No matter what she always could smile. I'll remerber her always.
Kris Sadler
March 15, 2006
Dear Family
I worked with and knew Pat at BD Medical. When I stop and think of those who are dear to my heart she is there. She never complained no matter what, always showed concern and had a kind word for those in need and she had the most beautiful smile. Pat was one of a kind and the world is better because of her.
My deepest regrets to her family.
Sheryl Christensen
Sheryl Christensen
March 15, 2006
To all of Pat's family, I have very fond memories of her at work. I have known Pat the whole time that she worked at BD.She has an inspiration to all of us that knew her. She was strong at all times and would always have a good thought.Her family should be very proud of her she was truly one of a kind. My prayers are with you all.
Clorinda Montoya
March 15, 2006
I will miss your smile, hugs and kisses. Your laughter always brightened my day. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Love, RaChelle
RaChelle Campbell
March 15, 2006
Thinking about Pat makes me smile. I will never pass any moose item without smiling and remembering Pat. She was always so positive and cheerful at work, even when she wasn't feeling well. She will really be missed.
Patty Chase
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