Evelyn Nelson Obituary

Evelyn Lucille Nelson
Evelyn L. Nelson
Evelyn Lucille Nelson

December 4, 1925 - August 14, 2006
Born in Arlington, VA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Evelyn Lucille Nelson died Monday, August 14, 2006 at Mercy Hospice in
Johnston, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Friday, August 18th at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with burial following at
Resthaven Mausoleum.

Evelyn was born December 4, 1925 in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of George and Blanche Underwood. She graduated from Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, then attended George Washington University.

On August 31, 1946 she was married to Dale W. Nelson and they made their home in Wellsburg, Iowa. Prior to her marriage she worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. They moved to Urbandale, Iowa from St. Paul, Minnesota in 1960. Evelyn worked at Norwest Bank, now Wells Fargo, for thirteen years. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Urbandale, Iowa and was active in the Methodist Women. During the years she was active in many church programs. She enjoyed her family, and loved working in the kitchen and trying wonderful new recipes. She especially enjoyed spending the winter in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and attended the football games in Iowa City for many years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dale Roger Nelson, her parents, George & Blanche, her sister and husband, Ann & Garland Keys, brother and wife, Donald & Elvira Underwood.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Dale, son and wife, Wade and Joan Nelson of Spencer, Iowa, daughter-in-law, Anna Nelson of Sammamish, Washington, three grandchildren, Corwin Nelson of Seattle, Washington, Erin Nelson of Iowa City, Iowa and Meghan Nelson of Seattle, Washington, one great-grandchild, Miles Miller of Iowa City, Iowa, brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Joyce Nelson from Pinetop, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

Family will greet friends from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday at Westover Funeral Home. Memorials may be left to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Mercy Hospice, Johnston Iowa.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, August 17, 2006
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Friday, August 18, 2006
10:00 AM
Resthaven Mausoleum
19th & Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, August 18, 2006


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131