Francys Ann Nelson

Francys Ann Nelson Francys Ann Nelson passed away in Lakeport, CA, on April 13, 2013, at age 92. She was born May 17, 1921, in Scotia, CA, to Julius R. and Anna Sophia Paulson. Francys loved to tell the story of how she was born on the "front seat of a logging truck" owned by her father who had his own trucking company. The family moved to Kelseyville, CA, where Francys attended school. On May 31, 1947, Francys married Clifford F. Nelson and together they started Nelson Roofing Company which operated in Lake County, CA, for many years. Later, Francys ran the housekeeping department at Konocti Harbor Inn and, after leaving there, was executive housekeeper at the Heritage House on the Mendocino coast for many years before she retired. Francys was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Jack H. and James C. Paulson; her husband, Clifford; sons, James C. and Marc A. Nelson; daughter, (niece) Barbara Tallman (Paulson); and grandsons, Troy and Tyrone Nelson. Francys is survived by her sons, Clifford P. Nelson and Leland Paulson (nephew); daughters, Candace A. Prairie and Sharon Wright (niece); son-in-law, Thomas Wright; daughters-in-law, Betsy Nelson, Pamela Paulson, Frances Nelson, Donna Nelson, and Roberta Nelson-Strom; grandchildren, Jeffrey Nelson, Catherine Lovett (Nelson), Eric Nelson, Diane Devries Nelson, James and Julius Nelson, Crystal and Justin Prairie, Jack and Blair Paulson, Brett Harmon, Heather McFrederick (Harmon), Thomas Wright, and Kelly Sears (Wright); and numerous great-grandchildren. Instead of a public service the family has chosen a private gathering. We suggest anyone who would like to honor her please make a donation in her name to . For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit Please share your memories by signing the guest book at

Funeral Home

Chapel Of The Lakes
1625 North High Street Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-0357

Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Apr. 27 to May 3, 2013