Norma Jean Nelson
1928 - 2020
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NORMA JEAN NELSON
November 14, 1928 August 24, 2020
Jean Nelson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on August 24, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Morrill, Kansas November 14, 1928. She is the third of four children, born to the late Edward Frederick and Edna Mary Frey.
Jean graduated from Crowley High school in 1946 and held a variety of jobs throughout her life prior to working for Widefield School District #3. She retired in 1991 where she spent over 21 years as a school secretary, working mainly at Venetucci Elementary (formally South Elementary) and French Elementary School.
Jean loved being involved and took advantage of every opportunity to be with friends and family. She enjoyed playing in the Valley Girls golf league, played in a variety of Bridge clubs, played Pinochle as often as she could, and loved spending time in her yard with her flowers. Above all, she treasured spending time with her dear family. To know Jean is to know her children, as she was very connected in their lives and her daughters were her best friends.
She had a way about her that made everyone feel special and in fact, all of her grandchildren believe individually that they are her favorite and to this day they argue over this bragging right. Jean was a friend to everyone she met and her radiant smile and contagious laugh made everyone around her feel at home. We are all better people for having had the opportunity to know her generous nature and loving spirit.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her devoted husband Stan; loving children Gifford (Elizabeth) Justice; Jimmie (Charlene) Nelson; Robin Nelson and Kimberly (Mark) Davis; sister Maxine Hanson, 10 adoring grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Deborah Costa (1955-2019) brother Robert Frey and her sister Rita Spence.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church 1201 Leta Drive, Security, Colorado 80911.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Pikes Peak Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 in her name.?




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Published in The Gazette on Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
Words alone can not express the sadness we feel with our dear friend's passing. Jean had a heart of gold, she was the most giving human being ever. She will be missed by everyone who was lucky to know her. Jean we love you, keep sharing your love with all of God's angels. Isabelle and Caesar Gutierrez
Caesar and Isabelle
Friend
September 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Caesar & Isabelle Gutierrez
Friend
September 8, 2020
So many good memories on the golf course and with our ventures with the Pivots. A special lady that will be miss My condolences Stan and your family.

Jim & Susie Dickey
Jim Dickey
Friend
September 6, 2020
One of the most genuine and fun people I’ve ever known. Love to all. Don and Shelley Castle
Don and Shelley Castle
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