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1934 Darlean 2022

Darlean Kelson

January 5, 1934 — January 27, 2022

Darlean Christensen Bodine Kelson

January 5, 1934 – January 27, 2022

Our dear sweet Mother died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

She is survived by 3 sons, Dale (Luise), Mark (Sharon), Kyle (Linda); 3 daughters, Chris (Gordy) Roberts, Renae West and Darla (Sam) Cayias; brothers, J Dale (Linda) Christensen, and Bill Bodine; sister, Cheryl Spence; 22 Grandchildren and 33 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Arlean (Mott) Farnsworth and Jens “Chris” Christensen; Gary Grant Kelson, husband of 60 years; sister, Kathleen (Jerry) Talbot; grandchildren, Brandon Kelson and Nicholas West.

Darlean was a graduate of Cyprus High School and was proud all her children were as well. She had many jobs throughout her life, her most memorable were working with Dr. Clark D.D.S. as his receptionist, dental assistant and bookkeeper; substitute teacher for special needs children @ Hartvigsen Elementary and Waitressing @ Francesco’s.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, ceramics and babysitting while having many church responsibilities such as Primary, Coordinator for Sunday School, Mutual and Scout Leader along with Song Leader. Her true passion was her oil painting, she was very talented. She was a confident for many friends and family and spent hours talking and listening to their problems and needs. She always had a smile and made all who knew her feel special and loved. She will hold a special spot in everyone’s heart and will truly be missed.

The family would like to sincerely thank all those who took care of her and loved her @ Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork.

A visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and funeral services at 12 noon will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. Magna Main St. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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