Nelson, Joyce Lynn (West)
Apr. 13, 1927 - Jul. 31, 2013
Joycelynn (West) Nelson, 86, of Nokomis, FL, formerly of Quincy, MA., died on Jul. 31, 2013. Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013 at Sarasota Memorial Park in Sarasota, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Packer Funeral Home.
An additional Memorial Service will be held at the United Church of Christ in Abington MA. on Saturday, October 12 at 11:30am. Joycelynn was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, in a loving home with two sisters (Helene & Carole) and a brother (George Jr.) by her Swedish parents George and Constance West, formerly of Abington, MA. Lynn graduated from Woodward School for Girls in 1945. She is survived by her older sister Helene Meehl of Abington MA. She is predeceased by Carole Marcello, formerly of Marion MA. and her brother George West Jr. formerly of Shoreham, VT. She is survived by her three sons - Paul, David & Mark O'Brien, two grand-daughters- Rebecca & Nicole, a grandson-Daniel, her extended family- the Nelsons, and numerous nieces and nephews, and their many children.
After being the primary homemaker in the raising of her 3 sons, Lynn became a world traveler as a result of her career with the AAA Motor Club Travel Service in Sarasota. It is while working there that she met Russell Nelson and, after a whirlwind courtship, married him in Crans-Montana Switzerland, surrounded by both their families and many friends. Later that same year they settled into their new home in Nokomis FL. After 13 years of marital bliss, Russ passed away in 2003, and Lynn continued to reside in their Nokomis home up and until her recent passing.
Commonly referred to as "Sister", "Mother", and "Auntie Lynn", Lynn was part of a very close, extended family and will be remembered and missed very much by those in the generations that follow and her friends. A celebration of a long life, well-lived! Memorial contributions may be made to the Tidewell Hospice in Venice, FL.