Barbara Nelson(1930 - 2014)

Barbara Mae Coleman Nelson, 84, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by her children and family.

She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Fairfield, Idaho, to Dewey Cole-man and Vivian Ross Coleman. She grew up and attended schools in the Ririe and Rigby area.

On Feb. 6, 1953, she married Daniel Charles Nelson in Idaho Falls. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2008.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Barbara enjoyed crocheting and doing puzzles, and was very passionate about Elvis Presley and his memorabilia. Her greatest love was her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Robert Smith, Sharon Nelson (Brian) Cecil, Michael Floyd Nelson, Deborah Nelson Thomas, Carol Nelson (Richard Butch) Wiemer, Bradley Eugene Nelson, and Bonnie Mae Nelson Murphy, all of Idaho Falls; a brother, Mickey Eugene Coleman; two sisters, Dorthy Carlson and Catherine Slocket; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Daniel Paul Nelson; a daughter-in-law, Martine Nelson; one grandchild, Sunny Wiemer; and one great-grandchild, Matthew Blair.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls, prior to services at the cemetery.

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Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on Mar. 16, 2014