Marilyn J. Nelson

March 5, 1950 – May 29, 2021


Marilyn Jean Nelson, 71, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at her home.

She was born March 5, 1950, in North Platte, to Allen and Leitha Scott. Marilyn grew up in North Platte and received her education at North Platte High School. She was united in marriage to Gary Nelson on July 12, 1969, at the Chapel of the Lake near Lexington. The couple lived in Kearney, Altus Oklahoma, Comox BC Canada, Lincoln, Lexington, Seward, Umatilla, Florida, and Cleburne.

Marilyn had numerous jobs, but was most proud of being the #1 Avon lady in her district for 15 years. She attained the highest club level in Avon, selling $65,000 of product per year. She received many awards for her sales and made lifelong friends of her customers. She was a member of The First Baptist Church in Umatilla. She enjoyed walking, traveling, making crafts, shopping and making jewelry. She was most proud of and loved spending time with her two sons and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Nelson, Jr., parents, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Nelson; son, Richard Nelson; daughter-in-law, Rachele Nelson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service was June 2 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.


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