Our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Jacqueline Ann Nielsen, passed away in her home on Saturday, May 9, 2015 due to natural causes from ongoing health problems. She was born November 22, 1949 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Clebert and Monteen Hairr. She is survived by her husband Jim, son Jeff (Shelly), adopted son Jordan, her brother Larry Hairr, two nieces (Lara Gail, Becky), two nephews (Pat, Rusty) and 4 grandchildren (Anna, Henry, Julian and Charlotte.)\n\nJackie grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she graduated from Seventy First High School in 1968. She enjoyed playing on the girls' basketball team and was a writer for the school newspaper. Jackie attended East Carolina University to continue her love of writing, majoring in journalism. In 1970, she moved to Utah and began attending Weber State University where she changed her major and graduated from the nursing program with an associate's degree.\n\nJackie worked for Intermountain Health Care as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years at both American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Her nursing skills were often to put use by the neighborhood kids whom she loved to bandage up with their many scrapes and bruises. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, family, and caring for others, often by sending 'extra' food over to her neighbors. She was a proud and doting grandmother to, according to her, "four of the most beautiful grandbabies ever!"\n\nJim and Jackie were married in the Salt Lake City temple on March 14th 1972. They have lived in Highland for the last thirty-seven years. She loved the location of her home where she raised her three sons and devoted herself to regularly babysitting her grandchildren for much of the past twelve years.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her son Joshua (passed away in 1984), her parents, siblings Gayle and Roger Hairr, and her parents-in-law Glenn and Lenore Nielsen.\n\nFuneral services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Highland 31st Ward Chapel, 11162 N. Alpine Highway, Highland. Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.