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Connie Kimball Wahlen, 54, of Aberdeen passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Connie was born Nov. 5, 1956, in Oakland, Calif., to Clisbee Blaine and Gloria Greene Kimball.
She attended and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. After graduation she attended Brigham Young University where she received her bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting.
While attending college she met Kim Wahlen and they were married on May 12, 1979, in the Oakland, California LDS Temple.
Following college Kim and Connie made their home in Aberdeen where they made their living as farmers. Connie grew to love the farming life. She loved the community of Aberdeen and was proud to call it home
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled many callings including Relief Society president, Young Womenâ€™s president and a faithful visiting teacher. She was known to be a giver of selfless service and was always concerned for the welfare of others.
She loved working with numbers and used her accounting skills to the benefit of her family and community. She was also a talented pianist and enjoyed teaching lessons and playing for her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Kim of Aberdeen; her children, Angie (Chandler) Daw of Blackfoot; Jill (Shannon) Lucas of Clinton, Utah; Hailey (Marcus) Bradshaw of Aberdeen; Tanner Wahlen of Aberdeen; Garrett Wahlen, currently serving an LDS mission in Tempe Ariz.; and Whitney Wahlen of Aberdeen; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Jeff (Kathleen) Kimball of Auburn, Calif.; Scott (Shauna) Kimball of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters Kathryn Carroll of Danville, Calif.; and Deborah (Dave) Briggs of Carlsbad, Calif.
She was preceded death by her parents, Clisbee Blaine Kimball and Gloria Greene Kimball and her mother-in-law, Orva Marie Wahlen.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Aberdeen 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Aberdeen LDS Church and again on Tuesday for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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