November 17, 1930 - September 8, 2021
Annabelle died peacefully on September 8, 2021, at age 90, in Lakewood, CO. Born in Perryton, TX, November 17, 1930, she was a member of First Baptist Church, National Honor Society, and the class salutatorian of the 1948 high school graduating class.
Annabelle was a switchboard operator for Mountain Bell. She recalled working the busy switchboard in Dallas on November 22, 1963, during President John F. Kennedy's visit and the aftermath of his assassination.
Married to Henry J. Nelson on September 1, 1973, the couple enjoyed many trips to Glenwood Springs, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands. Annabelle began volunteering at Denver Health in 1972 with a total of 3,920 hours. She served patients and their families in the Surgical/Intensive Care Unit. She was Captain of her Seekers Class and nursery caregiver at Riverside Baptist.
Annabelle was preceded in death by her husband; parents Arthur and Amy Daniel; brothers Arthur G. Daniel, Jr. (Roline); Orrel A. Daniel (Frances); and James A. Daniel. She is survived by sister-in-law Maxine Daniel, numerous nieces, and nephews, and "adopted" grandchildren. This most beloved woman and her annual singing of "Happy Birthday" will be sorely missed. The family would like to express our thanks for the love and care of the Brookdale Hospice team. A graveside service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 18, Olinger Crown Memorial Cemetery located at 7777 W. 29th Ave. Wheatridge, Colorado. Donations may be made to the Denver Health Foundation at denverhealthfoundation.org/donate
Published by Denver Post from Sep. 16 to Sep. 18, 2021.