Estelle Louise Nelson, 38, of Shelley passed away March 15, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Estelle was born June 4, 1974 in Kingston/Isle worth Surrey in the United Kingdom. She was the third of six children born to Ronald William Crofts and Pouline Smith Crofts. She attended school in Southville Infant (Felltham, Middlesex), Iriel Infant Junior (Hanworth, Middlesex), Dover RD. Junior (Gravesend, Kent), Reculver Junior (Beltinge, Kent), and Herne Bay High Secondary (Herne Bay, Kent). She was very active in school sports including the hockey team, netball team, rounders team, athletic team and tennis.
Estelle married David Ausere and had four beautiful children; Ashton Ausere, Chelsea Ausere, Ethan Ausere and Tyler Ausere; the two were later divorced. Estelle married Troy Nelson on Aug. 20, 2011. She was a wonderful stepmother to Morgan Nelson and Paige Nelson. They made their home in Shelley where they spent their time enjoying their family and the outdoors.
Estelle worked for Volm Companies alongside her husband. Always the life of the office with her boisterous voice and wonderful accent, it wasn’t long before she was a dear friend to everyone. When she wasn't working or spending time with her loving family she spent her time making blankets, drawing, making the most beautiful burnt wood carvings and anything and everything with crafts. She had a love for moose decorations, anything from salt shakers to moose portraits. If it had anything to do with a moose she had it.
Estelle was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed serving others and helping whomever she could. She loved to sing hymns and especially looked forward to singing at Christmas time. She was the anchor to her family, taught all of us forgiveness, happiness, and how to be an exceptional human being. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone and she would always go the extra mile to help someone in need. Those that knew her are better for the experience. She brought joy and happiness to everyone who was lucky to have known her.
Estelle is survived by her husband, Bryce Troy Nelson; her mother, Pauline Crofts; her four brothers and sisters, Allison Susan Crofts (Dale Rowe), Ruth Melodie Crofts, Simon William Crofts, and Thomas Samuel Crofts; her four children, Ashton Ausere, Chelsea Ausere, Ethan Ausere, and Tyler Ausere, as well as her two stepdaughters, Morgan Nelson and Paige Nelson. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Williams Crofts, and her sister, Tabitha Anne Crofts Bradbury.
Thanks Estelle for all of the hugs, loves, and stories you shared with us all, we will always love you.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S Milton Ave. Bishop Mark Bolander will be conducting. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak in Shelley and for one and half hours before services at the church.
Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nalderfuneralhome.com .