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Darlene Nelson

Darlene Fay Nelson, 85, died Jan. 1, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Shelby, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Ames) Ferry. She married her husband of 55 years, Gladwin "Bud" Nelson on Dec. 10, 1950. They made their home in Klamath Falls and Merrill, Ore., prior to moving to Las Vegas in August 2004 to be near their children. Prior to retirement, Darlene worked as a waitress in Merrill, an occupation she enjoyed very much. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rodger and Diana Nelson of West Linn, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law Howard and Susan Nelson of Las Vegas; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Robert Hammond of Las Vegas; three granddaughters, Corina Bruckner and husband, John of Banks, Ore., and Sarah and Hannah Nelson of Las Vegas; and many nieces and nephews. A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Gladwin Nelson. Her final resting place will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens in Klamath Falls.

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