1919 - 2015
Grace Anna Nelson, beloved wife of the late Boyd Nelson, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the age of 95 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the church in the Relief Society Room prior to the funeral service on Thursday, May 21, 2015 between 9:45 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Center, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at Taber Memorial Garden.
Grace is survived by her children Richard (Anne) Nelson of Lethbridge, David (Marlene) Nelson of Barnwell, Cheryl (Clark) Finley of Medicine Hat and Lorie (Duane) Davidson of Taber; sixteen grandchildren, forty eight great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Twyla Hirsche, brother-in-law Frank Bach.
She was predeceased by her husband Boyd Nelson, son Tom Nelson, grandsons Todd Nelson and Shaun Davidson, parents Harold and Ivy Nilsson, sister Jean Bach, infant sister Caroline Nilsson, brother-in-law Jay Hirsche.
Grace was born in Stirling on August 3, 1919, the eldest of four daughters born to Harold and Ivy Nilsson. She grew up in Stirling, where she met and later married Boyd Nelson on February 24, 1939. They loved to dance and play cards with friends. Grace and Boyd moved their family to Taber in 1963. Boyd worked at the Sugar Factory and Grace worked for the Sears Catalogue order office, where she retired as manager. In the summer, Dad grew apple trees and Mom planted roses underneath them. In the winter, Mom passed the time doing petit point and quilting for her children and grandchildren. Every new baby was blessed with a quilt from Grandma. She also loved to watch her sons and grandchildren play basketball. Mom enjoyed travelling with friends and she made the best homemade chocolates ever. Grandma Grace was a very special lady and we will miss her dearly.