Elaine Nielson

Obituary of Elaine Nielson

"E. Elaine Nielson, 66 ended her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on

April 17th, 2012. She was born in Whiteriver, Arizona on Dec 27, 1945 to

Melvin and Oma Amos, as the 1st of their seven children. She is survived by

her husband of 47 years, Warren Donald (Donnie), her 3 children, Ron, Becky

and Shelly, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is preceded in

death by her father and 2 brothers.

Elaine grew up on the White Mountain Apache reservation before moving to

Tucson to attend beauty school. It was in Tucson that she met and married

Donnie. They moved to northern California and British Columbia while Donnie

was serving in the Air Force, before returning to Tucson to raise their


Elaine had a number of home based sales positions and loved mixing her

passion for sales with her friends. She expressed her creativity with many

hobbies and crafts such as cake baking and sewing. Elaine was always

happiest taking care of babies and doting over her grandchildren. She will

be remembered for her loving spirit and caring heart.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at


In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to TMC


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