"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
BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to TMC
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