HUNTLEY – Barbara Grace Nelson, 70, of Sun City, Huntley, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, at JourneyCare in Barrington after a lengthy battle with cancer.|
Barbara was born Nov. 22, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Robert K. and Dorothy O. (Meyer) Morin.
She was raised and educated in Chicago, where she was united in marriage to James P. Nelson on Jan. 25, 1964. The couple had met in grammar school and started dating during high school. They made their home in Chicago and then Des Plaines, later for a short time in Indiana then Georgia. In 2005 they moved from Atlanta to Sun City Huntley.
Barbara was very social, enjoying time spent with family and friends. She was a Master Gardener, loved tending her flowers and plants, reading, playing golf, volleyball and cards, especially Euchre.
Barbara is survived by her husband, James P. Nelson of Huntley; her son, Robert E. (Kathy) Nelson of Lake Zurich; her grandchildren, Jack and Julia; her sisters, Carol (William) Maier of Crest Hill, Cynthia Morin of Chicago and her brother, Richard (Barbara) Morin of Des Plaines; and many extended family members.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
For more information, please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 21, 2013