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Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson
Birth: Aug. 17, 1906
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1996
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Edward Francis "Edy" Linderman & Gudrun Ivarra "Gud" Lund Linderman, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Baptized as Lutheran on November 11, 1906 in Winona, Minnesota. Gladys liked to be called Glady and preferred Serena instead of Serene.

Wife of Roy Leonard Nelson, Sr. They married in 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mother of Roy Leonard "Jimmy" Nelson Jr, Richard Edward "Dickie", & Shirley Lorraine Nelson.

Glady & Roy Sr. were separated in Jan. 1941 in Dubuque, Iowa. Divorced on 15 Sept. 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa.

name:Roy Nelson
titles & terms:
event year:1940
event place:Ward 3, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls City, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States
marital status:Married
race (original):White
race (standardized):White
relationship to head of household (original):Head
relationship to head of household (standardized):Head
estimated birth year:1899
residence in 1935: Pekin, Illinois
enumeration district number:50-32A
family number:11
sheet number and letter:1B
line number:61
nara publication number:T627
nara roll number:3863
digital folder number:005462085
image number:00647
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Roy Nelson M 41 Illinois
wife Gladys Nelson F 33 Minnesota
daughter Shirley Nelson F 11 Iowa
son Roy Nelson M 8 Iowa
son Richard Nelson M 6 Illinois
Source Citation:
"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Aug 2012), Roy Nelson, Ward 3, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls City, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50-32A, sheet 1B, family 11, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3863.

Glady resided with her Father from 1941 after her Mother died, and cared for him up until his death in 1968, at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa.

Great Aunt "Glady" worked as a Proofreader for the Dubuque newspaper, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald until she retired.

Then she sold the Linderman homestead at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, and moved to Huntington Beach, California to be near her sister, Evelyn "Eppie" (Linderman) Ayala, and brother-in-law, Arturo "Art" Ayala.
Glady always remembered the nieces and nephews, and Great nieces and nephews on our birthdays.

We could always count on getting a birthday card from her with some money in it. She couldn't afford much, but we thought that a dime or a quarter was a lot of money, because back then in the 1960's it was. It made me feel special--knowing that someone that I hardly knew--way off in Iowa, was thinking of me.

Great Aunt Glady resided with her son Roy "Jimmy" Leonard Nelson Jr., at 4045 Linkwood Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas for the last few years of her life.

Cremated in Texas and son brought her ashes back to Iowa and spread around Mother, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman's gravesite, in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa, because that is how she wanted it. 
Family links: 
  Edward Francis Linderman (1875 - 1968)
  Gudrun Ivara Lund Linderman (1881 - 1924)
  Roy Leonard Nelson (1898 - 1963)
  Shirley Lorraine Nelson Ogle (1928 - 1982)*
  Richard Edward Nelson (1933 - 2006)*
  Harry William Linderman (1903 - 1995)*
  Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson (1906 - 1996)
  Irene Mary Linderman Wiedner (1908 - 1997)*
  Evelyn Frances Linderman Ayala (1913 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069469
Gladys Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
Gladys Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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 Added: Mar. 25, 2015
Happy 106th. birthday in heaven.
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
Dear Great Aunt Glady Linderman Nelson of mine. We miss you. You are not forgotten.
 Added: Feb. 28, 2008
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