Helen Palmer Mackelprang


Helen Palmer Mackelprang, 93, left her earthly life on May 6, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born on April 6, 1930, in Alton, Utah, and was a proud, long-time resident of the Henderson/Las Vegas area. She lived a life full of dedication and service to her family, friends, church, and community. No stranger to hard work, Helen was a practicing nurse until the age of 83, and then continued selflessly taking care of her husband, William, until the day she went into the hospital. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 85 years. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and enduring until the end were themes that resonated throughout her life. She was a talented self taught piano player and had a love for all things purple. She was honest, she was kind, and she was loved by all who had the blessing of knowing her in this life.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Melba Palmer; her son Brian J. Mackelprang; brothers Elgin, Charles, and Wendell Palmer; sister Donna Caine, and daughter-in-law Gina Mackelprang. She is survived by her husband, William J. Mackelprang; brothers Robert and Delbert Palmer; daughter, Connie (Rod) Hicken; daughter, Deanna (Timothy) Melton; son, Gary (Jeanetta) Mackelprang; son, Craig (Dawn) Mackelprang; and son, Eric (Sheila) Mackelprang, as well as 22 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Treeline LDS Chapel (2285 Treeline Dr., Las Vegas Nevada 89142) on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. A private graveside service will take place at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 22, at 10:40 a.m.

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  • Teresa and Rick
    May 18, 2023 2:36 pm

    Helen was my friend. My Mother. My best Friends Mother. She saved my little Buttons. She exemplified what I can only imagine what Heavenly Mother would be like. Such a wonderful friend. Wise, loving and so selfless. Beautiful. So Beautiful. I can only imagine how young and beautiful she is now. She is there now with my parents and all her beloved family. She touched so many lives. My heart selfishly grieves for her. But I also rejoice knowing she has returned home.

  • Cindy Mackelprang
    May 18, 2023 11:06 pm

    We are so terribly sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. She was a wonderful lady who was an example to all. May God bless and comfort you dear family during this most difficult time. Please give love & hugs to Uncle Bill.

  • Theresa Murray
    May 19, 2023 10:54 am

    Heartfelt prayers to the family who is so loved.

  • Such a beautiful tribute to your Mother ! She raised you well also❤️Your whole family is wonderful!

  • I am so sorry for your loss, but please keep in mind that the bible says there will be a resurrection. Acts 24: 15. Do you long to experience the joy of having a dead loved one come to life again? God’s word the bible gives us that wonderful hope namely, the prospect of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. Luke 23: 43. The bible calls Jehovah God the creator of life and the source of life. Acts 17: 24, 25. Therefore, the One that gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone that has died. And in the future death will be no more. Revelations 21: 3, 4. I hope this spiritual message will give you some comfort in your time of sadness. Please visit jw.org.


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