Wilma Jackson, 96

SAN LUIS VALLEY — Lifetime San Luis Valley resident Wilma Jackson, 96, passed away at home on Monday Feb. 3, 2020.

Wilma was born on Oct. 23, 1923 to Edward and Emily Christensen in Manassa.

Nephi Kelland and Wilma were married on Oct. 1, 1952 and had eight children. She spent her life as a teacher and homemaker. Wilma was never afraid of finding projects and crafts to do.

Wilma was proceeded in death by her parents, Edward and Emily; husband, Nephi Kelland; her son, Edward Kelland; and her five brothers, Dean, Winslow, Elwin, Alfred, and Donald.

She is survived by seven children, Bryant (Shuko) Jackson, of Rock Hill, S.C., Emmalee (Steve) Sorensen of La Jara, Lou Jane (Chester) Rodgers of Bountiful, Utah, David (Glenda) of La Jara, William (Renee) Jackson of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Lannette (Wayne) Nielson of Manti, Utah, and Gayle (Jeanne) Jackson of Greenwood, Ind.; along with 36 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday Feb. 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Manassa Stake Center with a visitation before, from 10 to 10:45. A visitation will be held on Friday Feb. 7, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at the Manassa Stake Center. Burial will follow at the Manassa Cemetery.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences or words of strength for the family, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com.