Audrey Nelson Obituary

Audrey M. Nelson
Audrey M. Nelson

January 18, 1920 - October 29, 2006
Born in Harlan, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Audrey M. Nelson, 86, of Stone Crest Apartments, died Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Audrey was born in Harlan, IA on January 18, 1920 to Benjamin and Eva (Glandon) Shaw. Following her graduation from Harlan High School she worked as a legal secretary at the Shelby County Courthouse. She married Sterling Nelson in 1942 and together they farmed near Irwin, IA. She moved to Des Moines in 1964 and completed training as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1966. She worked at various medical facilities in Des Moines for 19 years and retired from Ramsey Village in 1985.

Audrey was very active in the Irwin community. She was a member of the Irwin Methodist Church and was a 4-H leader and judge. She was an excellent seamstress and crocheted cherished afghans for all her family.

Audrey is survived by her two daughters, Rosella (Tom) Carpe of Des Moines and Mary (Rex) Surber of Leo, IN; four grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa Kavanagh House on 56th.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
10:30 AM