Services for Elizabeth "Bette" Nelson
Elizabeth "Bette" Nelson, age 86, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, took the Lord's hand and passed away peacefully on the morning of July 1 at her home in Green Valley, Arizona surrounded by the love of her five children to whom she was endlessly devoted.
Born October 18, 1931 in Oklee, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Evelyn Gibeau. Bette graduated from Oklee High School in 1949, and married Vearl Nelson (also of Oklee) in 1952. The Nelsons raised their children in Duluth and Ely, Minnesota and began spending time in Green Valley in 1985.
Bette is survived by her loving children Nancy Berger (Len), Cherie Rozier, Mark (Dann), Scott (Roblee), Lisa Klonne (Joe), 10 grandchildren, Kristen Musich, Kyle and Brett Rozier, Dan Nelson, Kaitlyn and Paige Nelson, Josh, Zach, Nick, and Lucas Klonne, sister Jane Dufault, her very dear friend, Margot Beland, and many other great friends.
Bette is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Vearl, and daughter Peggy Jo, as well as her parents, and brothers Gerald and Rolland (Joe) Gibeau.
Bette was a devoted mother and a friend to many people. Throughout her life, she enjoyed cooking, baking, golfing, volunteering and spending time with her children. She will be deeply missed by friends, family, neighbors, and all those who knew her.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Bette touched were invited to attend her celebration of life at on Thursday, July 5 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Green Valley, Arizona.
In addition, a separate celebration of Bette's life will be held at a future date in Ely, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Family Care of Green Valley at 275 W. Continental Road, Suite 195, Green Valley, Arizona 85622.