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The Salt Lake Tribune, 02/01/05
Nelda Kearl Van Vleet, age 87, passed away January 30, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nelda
was born and raised in Laketown, Utah. She spent the majority of her adult years in her
home in Rose Park. Her formative years were spent as one of seven children on a sheep
ranch in Round Valley, Utah.
Her aspirations were a college degree and a career in law, but early marriage and
parenthood prevented those dreams. She retired after twenty successful years with the Salt
Lake City Police Department. She was an avid reader; possessed a strong work ethic; and
loved nature, especially the birds and the mountains.
She will be missed by her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, some of whom
stayed with "Aunt Nelda" while away from home attending college in Salt Lake.
Nelda is survived by her daughter, Sherry Van Vleet; son, Russell K. Van Vleet (Diane);
grandchildren: Stacie (Troy), Christian (Jessica), and Nicole (Charles);
great-grandchildren: Ashley, Dylan, and Abigail Van Vleet, Katelyn Nicole and Charles, Jr.
Woods. Nelda is also survived by her brother, Dr. Willis Gordon Kearl of Laramie, Wyoming.
Nelda was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. Services will
be held Saturday, Feb 5, 2005, 1 p.m. at the LDS Ward, Laketown, Utah. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service. Interment Laketown Cemetery. For online condolences see
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 2/1/2005.