Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Nell Roper Wilkey, age 94, passed away November 7, 1997 in Salt Lake City.
Born November 29, 1902 in Oak City, Utah, daughter of Charlie and Ann Jane Dutson Roper. Married Harry C. Wilkey, July 16, 1927 in Salt lake City; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death May 24, 1954.Nell attended the Murdock Academy and then Brigham Young Academy. She has given many years of service to her community and church. She worked at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for 12 years. She retired in 1968. After retiring, she served as a Pink Lady at UVRMC for 12 years. She has served for many years in the West Utah Stake Relief Society. She loved her family. She also enjoyed her yard, especially her beautiful rose garden, which was admired by all who passed by it.
Survived by her children, Renee (Barclay) Gardner, West Valley City; Ladd H. (Sue) Wilkey, Provo; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Provo North Park 1st Ward, 101 W. 800 No. Friends may call Sunday, 5-7 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 85 E. 300 So. in Provo, and from 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of McDougal West Jordan Mortuary.
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