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Frances (Deckard) NELSON

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NELSON, Frances (Deckard)

Frances Deckard Nelson, age 88, of Georgetown, TX passed away on February 16, 2014. Frances peacefully went to be with her husband, George E. Nelson, at the moment her family & friends gathered together to attend his Memorial Service. They had been married for 63 years.

Frances grew up in Springfield, Missouri. She and her sister Blanche were inseparable growing up in Springfield, singing in a trio with their dear friend, Betty Robb Gregg. After graduating from high school, they spent time in Harlingen where a future Bishop of the Methodist Church, Rev. "Chess" Lovern, insisted that Frances attend Southwestern University and earn a college degree. So, Frances sang her way through college with the support and encouragement of Dean John Richards and earned a Bachelor of Music in Education. Frances was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Delta Omicron, and Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities. While at Southwestern University, she also found the love of her life. Frances married George Nelson at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown in 1950, where they remained members for over 60 years.

Frances taught music in the Edcouch-Elsa & Georgetown public school systems before transitioning into the business world. She worked at Southwestern University, the Williamson County Community Action Agency, and Westinghouse Electric Corp. She retired from Westinghouse in 1981 as the Supervisor of Administrative Services.

Upon retirement, Frances & George moved to Sun City. Between bridge games and vacations, Frances sang with the Sun City Singers and served on the Williamson County Appraisal Board. For the last three years, Frances and George were blessed to reside in the Wesleyan Homes of Georgetown.

Frances is survived by her children: Jon Nelson (Diana), Ann Peace (Bill), Julie Clark (Ronny); 6 grandchildren: Christopher Nelson, Rachel Peace, Nicholas Nelson, Rebecca Peace, Reed Clark and Kelly Clark; and brothers Dale Deckard & Tommy Deckard.

The family wishes to thank the Wesleyan Hospice for their loving care and support in their mother's final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Wesleyan Homes Benevolent Fund, www.wesleyanhomes.org.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm at The First United Methodist Church in Georgetown, TX on Friday, February 21, 2014. You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2014
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