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Helen Emily Neilson Abbott
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1921
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: May 8, 2009
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Helen Emily Neilson Abbott departed this life on May 8, 2009 at CareSource Hospice in Holladay, Utah, following a poignant struggle with ALS. She was surrounded by her loving family. She resided at 636 North Oakley Street (1241 West) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah at the time of her death.

She was born January 21, 1921 to Earl Harry and Rose Hill Neilson.

She married Lawrence LeRoy Abbott on March 18, 1939. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Lawrence died April 14, 2004. Their marriage was blessed with two children: L. LeRoy (Jill) Abbott and Colleen Helen (Charles) Wright.

She was a full-time mom and helped her husband run his business. She was a champion of anyone who was wronged and helped many people. Her love of cooking was enjoyed by many. She was an active Latter-day Saint and served in many callings.

Helen is survived by her children; seven grandchildren: Kim (Dave) Carter, Cory (Andrea) Abbott, Carin (Michael) Walker, Michele Jordan, Chris Wright, Craig (Cami) Wright, Cami (Ron) Walker; 15 great-grandchildren: Tyler, Trenton, Dustin, Chantel, Kylee, Miranda, Austin, Wade, Mitchell, Mille, Lexi, Ashley, Parker, Corbin, and Kayla. She will be able to prepare her newest great-grandson for this life before his birth in August. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clarence Earl (Velda) Neilson and Walter Neilson, who died in infancy. She was also preceded by her brothers and sisters-in-law.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and "N" Street. A viewing will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-1:30 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road (1700 West).
Published in the Deseret News on 5/10/2009. 
Family links: 
  Earl Harry Neilson (1898 - 1965)
  Rose Hill Neilson (1897 - 1964)
  Lawrence LeRoy Abbott (1917 - 2004)
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: R_17_4_5w
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: May 21, 2009
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Helen Emily <i>Neilson</i> Abbott
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Helen Emily <i>Neilson</i> Abbott
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: May. 21, 2009

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