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East Lawn Palms Mortuary
5801 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ

NELSON-WICKWIRE, Dorothy age 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her home in Tucson with her daughter by her side. She was born in Glenwood City, WI and graduated from Stout University in Menomonie, WI with a Bachelors degree in Education. She lived the majority of her life in Tucson, AZ raising four children. She worked at TUSD for 30 years teaching English to middle school aged children. She adored her profession and always treasured the many dear friendships gained throughout the years. In 1980 she met the love of her life, Robert D. Wickwire. They had a beautiful life together spending summers in Coronado, CA and winters in Tucson, AZ. They loved to travel to Hawaii, the Rose Bowl games and parades, and went on many cruises along the Mississippi River on Oceania Cruise Lines Paddleboats. She is survived by her sister, Helen Thomas, Menomonie, WI; son, Bradley Nelson, La Costa, CA; son, Brian Nelson, Escondido, CA; daughter, Beth Nelson, Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private Celebration of her life is being held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at her residence in Tucson and she will be placed at sea with her beloved husband, Robert Wickwire later this year. Arrangements under the direction of EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, Tucson, AZ.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 2, 2017
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