The Lewiston Tribune, Friday, January 27, 2012
Kelly Eldred Vig, Aug. 31, 1960-Jan. 22, 2012
Kelly Lee Eldred Vig, 51, of Mohall, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at her home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1960, to James L. and Grace O. Johnson Eldred in Lewiston. She was raised in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1978. She moved to Mohall in 1979 and was employed as a CNA at the Good Samaritan Society in Mohall before attending Lake Region Community College, where she received her LPN certificate in December 1980.
Kelly married Michael Vig March 7, 1981, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mohall. For years, Kelly worked as a nurse, and later as the staff development coordinator. While working, attending her daughter's basketball games and being a full-time mom and wife, Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of South Dakota and a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from Bellevue University in 2006. She then became the administrator of the Good Samaritan Society in Mohall in 2007. She served in that capacity until the time of her death. Kelly worked over 31 years altogether at the Good Samaritan in Mohall and loved her second family there.
Kelly was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mohall, served as the band four chairperson and a member of the Pastoral Relations Board. She was a member of the Peace Garden Special Services board for six years, and in 1999 Kelly received the Pathfinder Parent Center's Glenda Schepp Exceptional Dedication Parent Award, an award given to recognize parents who exemplify the Pathfinder spirit, integrity and exceptional dedication for building better educational futures for North Dakota children with disabilities. Kelly was a member of the Long Term Care Association of N.D., Autism Society of America, Mohall Chamber of Commerce and the Mohall County Club.
Kelly was a devoted mother and friend to her children and grandchildren. She lived for them. She enjoyed listening to music, reading, walking, playing games on her iPad, taking road trips to see her children and grandchildren, and spending time with her walking buddies. Kelly loved relaxing at home and spending time with her husband.