Verza Ellen Cooper Nielsen, 80, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013.
She was born in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 1932. She graduated from Wichita Cathedral High School in 1950 and later attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Verza was a business owner and accountant. After retirement, she continued to indulge her love of a healthy bottom line by serving as a board member and accountant for many organizations including St. Paul Lutheran Church and Children's Learning Center in Denton, Texas.
Verza is survived by her husband William (Bill) Nielsen of Denton, Texas and two children: John Shogren and wife Esther of Goddard, Kansas; Janay Tieken and husband Eric Borst of Denton, Texas. She is preceded in death by one grandson and is survived by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and former son-in-law Russell Tieken. She is also survived by many friends who became "family" along the way.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church - Sanctuary Fund, 703 N. Elm St., Denton, TX. 76201.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 703 N. Elm St., Denton, TX. The Reverend Russell Tieken will officiate.