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 family. 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 Hospice."
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