Beanna Gertrude Nelson was born on Feb. 9, 1942, to Charles and Clara (Tincy) Lane in Aztec, N.M. She went to be with Jesus on Oct. 8, 2013, in Kingman.
She is survived by her children, David (Kathy) Scroggins of Kingman, Daniel (Jami) Scroggins of Lake City, Colo., and Caterina (Nichole) Nelson of Farmington, N.M., along with her brothers, Bill (Eula) Lane and Roy Lane. Her pride and joy were her nine grandchildren, Brandon (Yivette), Danielle (Jordan), Brittani (Brian), Jessica, Ryan, Ian, Kelsey, Courtney and Kimberly; great-granddaughter, Adalyn; and her dog, Mr. Po.
Beanna was known as "Grammie" to her grandkids and all their friends, all the sports teams she supported and any other "young" person she met.
Beanna worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, where she eventually became a supervisor. She went on to work for the New Mexico State Police as dispatcher and then became a guard and fingerprint specialist at the San Juan County Jail in Aztec. She retired from San Juan County as a 911 dispatcher in 2004. She moved to Kingman in 2006.
She was a member of Living Word Lutheran Church, Red Hats, and loved her swim buddies in the arthritis swim class. She was an avid sports fan as long as one of the kids or grandkids was participating.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Living Word Lutheran Church, 2570 Northern Ave., Kingman. Burial will take place in Farmington, N.M.
If there's a game of 42 going on in heaven, Grammie's bidding 84!