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Wilma Jean Nelson

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Wilma Jean Nelson Wilma Jean Nelson maiden name Robinette was born on May 5, and passed September 14, 2012 quietly in her sleep in Bakersfield California. She and her twin sister Zelma Dean Rigby (Robinette) who passed in 2010, were the youngest of a dedicated, patriotic family. Those family members whom passed before here were her mother Pernecia Etta Robinette. Brothers Dick Robinette, Harvey Robinette (Purple Heart in WWII USAF) sisters Gerty Robinette, Alma Robinette, Bessie Robinette. Her husband, and father of her children Kenneth Noel Nelson passed in 1997 followed by the passing of her youngest child Jena Marie Nelson Sherrifs communication specialist. She is survive by her son Kenneth Noel Nelson Jr, his wife Carla and their children, Jean's Grandchildren, Issacc Nelson, Timothy Nelson, Kelsey Nelson and Jessica Nelson, andher daughter Kathryn Jeannine Nelson and her children Jean's Grandchildren Heather Pratt, Jonathan Pratt, Christopher Pratt and Andrew Ozanich Jr. "Jean" as all her family knew her, was a true patriot, working during WWII as a "Rosie the Rivitor" in the ship yards of San Francisco. She was a true "American Woman" supporting her country, her community, and foremost her family. Jean lived most of her life here in Bakersfield, California dedicating herself to the selfless task of nurturing, and caring for others. She was the president of many PTA organizations inspiring families, and children in their quest for educational, and family growth. Jean supported her husband Kenneth's dreams and so many were realized. One of great importance was Greenfield Baseball Association. She and her husband, along with other key families, worked tirelessly attaining, and making a baseball facility which all could come together and play the all American sport of Baseball. She was also an avid golfer, and was president of the Kern River Womans Golf Club. Jean was an avid member of Calvary Bible Church , her health began to fail to the point that she could no longer actively participate. She was, and has aways been a Chrisian woman. Her true love was making a home for her family and their subsequent families. Jean, and her husband Kenneth's legacy lives on in their children, grandchildren, and all those lives that they touched. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 19, 2012
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