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Ilia Nielsen Dembe
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Obituary for Ilia Nielsen Dembe

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Ilia Nielsen Dembe, of Denver and formerly of Longmont, passed away October 4, 2017 following a sudden illness at Denver Health Medical Center. She was 36.

She was born October 15, 1980 in Longmont to James Hecht-Nielsen and Judy Taylor Nielsen. Growing up in Longmont she attended and graduated from Niwot High School in 1999. Ilia continued her education at the University of Colorado in Boulder earning a BA.

On June 7, 2008 she married James Dembe in Denver.

While in college Ilia studied for and received her accreditation as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This provided her an avenue to work while earning her undergraduate degree at CU. Ilia has continued as a CNA since, and for the past 11 years has worked for The Denver Hospice.

At CU Ilia was active with InterVarsity Christian fellowship. She was baptized at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and confirmed at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Ilia enjoyed cooking, singing, reading and writing. She was an accomplished singer and poet. Ilia is remembered as a caring and hard worker and most loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and friend.

She was preceded in death by a brother Tommy Nielsen and her nephew Elliot James Lukins.

Ilia is survived by her husband James, beloved daughters Juliet and Josephine, mother and father Judy and James, her step-father Jim Tucker; three brothers Erik Nielsen, wife Helen and their children; Clancy Nielsen; Van Nielsen, wife Ashlee and their children; and sister Dionne Nielsen-Lukins and her husband Max.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00pm Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Ryssby Church, 9000 N. 63rd Street, Longmont, CO 80503. Interment at Ryssby Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ilia Nielsen Dembe Education Fund for her daughters. Visit to share condolences.

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