Gladys Nelson

Gladys R. Nelson

Gladys R. Nelson, age 89, died on Friday, June 21, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. She was born Gladys Ruth Doughty on August 22, 1923, in Dunn County, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Glenn H. Doughty and Ragna T. (Amundson) Doughty. Gladys married LaVerne N. Nelson on September 30, 1942, and lived in Appleton for the past several years. Gladys is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law: Mary Peterson, Appleton; Donna (James) McGuire, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. Gladys is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Matthew (Jessica Porter) McGuire, Erik Peterson, Joshua McGuire, and Sonja (Jeff) Peterson-Jeter. Gladys is also survived by five great grandchildren: Emma, Jackson, Owen, Keegan, and Kylah.

Funeral services will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 803 E. College Avenue, Appleton on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Nelson Craig officiating; Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at Memorial Presbyterian Church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. to time of service.

The family wishes to extend appreciation to the staff at Renaissance and Rennes who cared for mother with warmth and respect during her illness. A special acknowledgement is extended to Affinity Hospice staff for their unceasing dedication, compassion and support to mother and to her family.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 23 to June 24, 2013