Nellie May Marshall, age 94, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012, in Bullhead City, Ariz. after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
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She was born on March 24, 1918, in Porterville, Calif., to Edwin (Teddy) and Hanna Grace Gleason.
In 1973, Nellie and her husband Tom, moved to Bullhead City as part-time residents. Nellie was a hair dresser by trade and worked for Larry's & Jackie's Hair Fashions during the 1980's.
Nellie belonged to the Bullhead City Elks Lodge and the Bullhead City Moose Lodge. She won awards at Mohave Community College for her oil paintings, which was one of her favorite hobbies. She loved ballroom dancing, her pets, travel and family. Nellie was fortunate to be able to enjoy many cruises throughout the world.
"Mom words cannot say how we feel, you have suffered way to long, you are at peace now and can finally dance till dawn every day from now on. When we look to the heavens and see the clouds swaying, we know you are dancing to warm our hearts with your love and memories.
KEEP ON DANCING MOM."
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Marshall, and sister, Roberta Gleason.
Nellie is survived by her only child, Gary W. (Janet) Marshall of Bullhead City; sister, Gertrude Beach of South Carolina; two granddaughters, Leana Marshall of Phoenix, Michelle Marshall of Bullhead City; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Conner Crawford, two step-grandchildren, Holden (Kim) Daniell and Deann (Chad) Lucchino; two step-great-grandsons, Landon and Mason Lucchino, and many nieces and nephews.
Nellie loved all animals - She would love a donation in her honor to an animal shelter of your choice.
No services. Private family memorial only.
Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, 2012