Lucy Nelson, 1929 ~ 2013
Jan 24, 2013 | 1809 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lucy Annette Nelson was born Oct. 16, 1929 in Tonkawa, Okla., during the dust bowl. She went home to her Lord and Savior Jan. 20, 2013.

At an early age her family moved to Rosedale, Ill., where she attended a one-room school house. She graduated from Jersey County High School and went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Alton Memorial School of Nursing. After nurses training she met and married the love of her life, Charles Nelson. They were married in St. Charles, Mo., in 1949. She and Charles worked together, incorporating Pioneer Construction Company and raising their family of seven children.

In 1974, they moved to Moab, Utah, where they purchased King’s Bottom Ranch and the “Egg Ranch.” Lucy’s Strictly Fresh Eggs were distributed to all the restaurants and grocery stores in town. In 1977, they started Western Home Sales. For the next 11 years they worked together selling new and used mobile homes. Side by side, they owned and operated several mobile home parks and developed Kane Springs Campground.

Lucy’s unswerving faith in Jesus was demonstrated in the way she lived her life through praying, serving and loving her family, friends and community. She was also dedicated in supporting missions at home and abroad.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Charles, of 63 years, her children, Connie (Craig) Heath, of Fallon, Nev., Jim (Brenda), Debbie, Ed (Debbie), and Anne (Larry) Walden, all of Moab, Ruth (Mike) Boersma of Ceres, Calif., Mary (Kevin) Conrad of Fruita, Colo., her sisters, Isabel Cory of Killeen, Texas and Josephine Egelhoff of Hartford, Ill., 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie Stafford, and her infant brother, Marvin Stafford.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God, 1205 S. Boulder Ave., in Moab. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 North 100 West, Moab.

To honor her memory the family suggests donating to an organization that was dear to her heart: Arches New Hope Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 1148, Moab, UT 84532.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.