Born in: Little Falls, MN
Resided in: Denver, CO

Betty Rose DeLaHunt Nielson

Our big-hearted funny mom passed away with grace on May 11 with family at her side. She died as she lived with generosity, bravery, and love. She was born Aug 18, 1924 to Margaret & James DeLaHunt in Little Falls MN the youngest of 14 children. At age 18 she ventured to Denver, worked at Western Union and lived with 2 sisters Capitol Hill. There she met her husband and had 4 children. She is survived by Patricia Tolman (Anton), Doug Nielson (RoyLynn), Roger Nielson (Jackie), Debra Nielson (Barry Rose). She also leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church to be announced with reception following at 801 Niagara St. Denver 80220.


Funeral Mass: June 19, 2019 10:00 am

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
2250 S Harrison St.
Denver, CO 80210

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  1. Mary & Chuck Price
    May 19, 2019 @ 1:39 PM

    Betty reached out to us 8 years ago when we were newcomers at Heather Gardens. We considered her to be our best friend. We miss her and we always will.

    Mary & Chuck

  2. My heart aches for the extended Nielsen Clan. Betty was a special gal and made us all laugh. I had the pleasure to first meet Betty in 1998 when my husband and I moved to Denver. Our last date was lunch at one of her favorite restaurants, the Olive Garden. Betty is now at peace now and memories of her will always bring a smile. She will be dearly missed.

    Sincere condolences,
    Mary Byron

  3. So glad I got to know you Auntie Betty, also known as my mom, Loretta’s youngest sister. Thanks to your daughter keeping us up to date on your final days

  4. I worked with Betty for a long time in Staff Traffic at CDOT, and have known her for over 40 years.
    Everybody in traffic considered her “mom” because she listened to everyone’s problems and helped solve them whether work related or personal. Truly a great friend, person, and co-worker. She’ll be missed by many..

  5. Sending heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family. We’re grateful we got to know her and will always recall her smile, good nature and wit.


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