Obituary | Elaine Barbara Nelson

Elaine Barbara Nelson

Elaine Barbara Nelson

On Saturday, Aug. 13 2022, Elaine Barbara Nelson went to her heavenly home.

Elaine was born in December, 1943, in Seattle Washington to Maynard and Imogene McKay. Elaine was the middle child of three girls. Nancy Jones the eldest and Sally Herbert the youngest, and Elaine, all grew up in Central Point, Oregon.

Elaine was smart, friendly, hard-working, outgoing and resilient. In 1961 Elaine met her soon-to-be husband, Ernie, in the Quamacho cafe in Peach Springs, Arizona. Her uncle owned the cafe and she was working there for the summer.

Elaine and Ernie were married for 48 years and had two children, a son, Ernest Nelson {Patty} and a daughter Stacey Whitaker (Ted).

Elaine was a devoted mother and grandmother, a meticulous seamstress and a talented decorator. She was exceptional at baking, cooking and wallpapering. She belonged to Xi Beta Phi sorority and volunteered for our local schools, girl scouts and election polls, and enjoyed her time being a victims’ advocate with the Mohave County Attorney's office.

Elaine loved watching tennis matches, especially the ones when Rafael Nadel was playing. She was a wonderful 'Nan' that loved spending time and taking care of her grandchildren Lauren, Lindsey and Cody.

Elaine touched the lives of so many friends and family through the years and never met a stranger. Our family would like to thank her companion, Mark Neal, for bringing so much love and joy to her life.

Thank you to all who helped her from Living Waters Hospice. We would especially like to thank our cousins Crystal Brown and Sherri Finch of Hope Haven for the love, care and support they showed our mom and our family.

We also want to thank the extraordinary, hardworking, compassionate caregivers and staff at Hope Haven at Helens Place -- Stacie, Heather, Tricia, Bonnie, Jimmy, Yvonne, Sa, and Paulina.

Family and friends are invited to an In-memoriam remembrance at the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course Clubhouse patio Saturday Sept. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light." - Amy Leigh Mercree

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