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Dorothy Nelson

Died: Tue., Feb. 17, 2015


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Dorothy Nelson, 86, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Alabama.

She was born on September 2, 1928 in Metter, Georgia where she lived during her younger years. She graduated from Metter High School in 1945. She then attended Secretary School in Savannah, Georgia in 1947. She met Kyle W. Nelson and they married in 1949. Dorothy resided in Pocatello, Idaho until 2009 at which time she moved to live with her daughter in Jacksonville, Florida. They recently relocated to Prattville, Alabama in December 2014 where she resided until her death.

Dorothy was a Domestic Engineer who raised 6 beautiful children who have become very successful.

She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.

Dorothy enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, quilting, reading novels, and spending time outdoors with her husband and family.

She is survived by sons, Mike Nelson of Fresno, California, Jeff Nelson of American Falls, Idaho; daughters, Maria Will of Prattville, Alabama, Patricia Kowalski of Anaheim, California; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Kyle W. Nelson, daughter, Marie Nelson Ely, and son, John Nelson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2 PM at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID 208-233-1500. Family will meet with friends from 12 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello, ID.

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Jimmy Edenfield
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
Hello dear family members, certainly sad to get Maria's phone call that Dorothy had passed. It was always a pleasure to see her the few times we were together. I will never forget my trip to Pocatello and being with family. I know that she is now with Kyle, Marie, and John. She is also with my Mother (Essie) along with her other sister and brothers. She will be missed dearly. Sorry I will not be able to attend her service, wish we were closer. Be assured my love, thoughts, and prayers will be with each of you during this time and in the future.

Jimmy Edenfield

Paul Sivley
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Dorothy and her kids were always very welcoming to me, which I appreciate. I'll always remember her hugging Tristin. Too many gone, but you will get to a place where you know they are there in your heart and mind.

Paul Sivley

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