Ellen Malmborg Skabelund

1940 ~ 2022

Ellen Malmborg Skabelund, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, age 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 11, 2022. Ellen was born in 1940 in Holladay, Utah to Charles H. and Louise M. Allington Malmborg. She was a graduate of Olympus High School in 1955 and retired from Associated Food Stores in 1991 after 25 years of service.
Ellen was a loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others, and she incorporated that into her own family and motherhood. As a wife and mother, she was devoted, generous, loving and kind. She met her husband Don Skabelund in 1960. They fell in love instantly and new they both shared a love for family. They soon started their own family sharing 61 beautiful years of marriage together. She will be greatly missed by her family, especially by her two daughters and husband who adore her with all their hearts.
We know that we can’t have you but we are happy knowing the angels finally have you back. Goodbye to a wonderful woman and a beautiful mother.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Don Skabelund, daughters Jodi (Reginald) McCollins and Alta (Tim) Nicholes, brothers Lee (Barbara) Malmborg and Burl (Linda) Malmborg, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Louise Malmborg, sister Julie (Kirk) Larsen and brother Reid (LuAnn) Malmborg. There will be a visitation for those who would like to say their last goodbye on 18th of June, at 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S in Salt Lake City.


Guestbook/Condolences

We send our sincere condolences to the family. We're so sorry, Jodi!


- Linda Stockton & Michael Svoboda

I was so sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. She was a very caring and loving person. I always enjoyed working with Ellen at Associated Foods, and I still have the quilt she made for me. She was a great friend to everyone she met. Please share my condolences with the family as my heart goes out to each and every one of you.


- Brenda Hall

I have very fond memories of Ellen . I have just had major back surgery and will not be able to attend the funeral. I will very much miss seeing you all! Much Love to EVERYONE ❤️


- April Malmborg Nelson

So sorry to hear about Ellen, she was a very friendly person and a nice woman. Ellen was the first friend I made when my husband and I moved to Utah from Calif. 18 years ago. We moved into a rental across the street from her and Don, we ultimately bought a house in Cedar City and for the last 18 years maintained a friendship through bunco.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Don, their daughters, grandchildren and all her family, she was certainly a person worth calling a friend. Rest in Peace Ellen.
Leona Bain


- Leona Bain

So sorry to hear about Ellen, she was a very friendly person and a nice woman. Ellen was the first friend I made when my husband and I moved to Utah from Calif. 18 years ago. We moved into a rental across the street from her and Don, we ultimately bought a house in Cedar City and for the last 18 years maintaining a relationship through bunco.
My deepest sympathy go out to Don, their daughters, grandchildren


- Leona Bain