Elrena Reading Nielsen, age 87, returned to her Heavenly Father December 14, 1994 of causes due to age.

Born Nov. 1, 1907 in Murray, Utah, daughter of Rolla Ray and Zilla Ballard Reading. Married Nicolhey Nielsen Oct. 10, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; he passed away Dec. 1, 1980. She sang with the Salt Lake Oratorical Society for 35 years and was a primary teacher, chorister, visiting teacher and "cookie grandma" in her ward of 25 years. Elrena sang at over 100 funerals. Loved singing, traveling and bowling which she did until age 84. She will be missed very much and rememberd as a kind, loving and generous person.A special thanks to the staff of Crossland Health Care Center.

Survived by son, Larry and wife, Gay Nielsen; grandchildren, Jeff (Miki) Nielsen; Brad (Jane) Nielsen; Nikki (Rob) Adams; great-grandchildren, Mitch, Isaac, Natalie; brother, Norris (Margaret) Reading, and one niece.

Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon, at the East Midvale 1st Ward, 244 East 7570 South. Friends may call Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal West Jordan Mortuary, 1861 West 7800 South, and Monday at the church, 11-11:40 a.m. Interment, West Jordan Cemetery.

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