Mary Patricia Nelson
January 5, 1939 ~ September 28, 2021
Mary Nelson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, with her husband Carl by her side.
Mary was born on January 5, 1939 to Reynold H. and Veronica M. Meyer in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Moving quite often with her family, she met Carl Nelson in California, and they were married on November 14, 1963. They settled in Lomita California, where she dedicated her life to raising her 3 children, and also was very involved with the Rolling Hills HOA, Dodson Jr. High PTA, and the City of Lomita’s Women’s Division.
After their retirement they settled in Southern Oregon, where she said “The Mountains Called to Her”. She was very active with and loved being involved with the following organizations in Southern Oregon, Committed Alliance To Strays “CATS”, Jacksonville Garden Club, and the Jacksonville Booster Club. She loved animals and traveling, some of her favorites were going to Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, and Hong Kong to name a few. In her travels Mary got to witness a rocket launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Center. Mary was able to join Carl in 30 years of Rotary service.
Mary is survived by her husband Carl, Son; Mark Nelson & wife Carrie, Daughters; Lisa Nelson and Erin Nelson, and Brothers; Neal Meyer, and Gerry Meyer.