Betty Ramona Nelson – August 31, 2012

Betty Ramona Nelson, 79, of Claude died on Friday, August 31, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Dick Gravley officiating. Burial will follow at the Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude.
Mrs. Nelson was born on October 23, 1932 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Raymond and Mary Young. She married Joe Merl Nelson on December 7, 1951 while they were both attending Oklahoma University. She loved music and taught herself to play piano. She sang in the church choir most of her life.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Claude and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved her children and grandchildren very much.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Merl Nelson of Claude; two daughters, Mary Cathleen Nelson of Claude and Brita Joanne Nelson and husband Roy Satzman of Clifton Park, NY; a son, John Merl Nelson and wife Debra of Holliston, MA; two grandchildren, Jennifer Rebecca Dublin and husband Alex and David Everett Satzman.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church,308 Parks Street Claude, TX 79019 , or to a favorite charity.
Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Boxwell Brothers Claude Chapel.
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