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Jean Helen Nutter Nelson
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1915
Gibbon
Buffalo County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2003
Louisville
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

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"A Life Well-Lived Is Worth Remembering!"

Jean Helen Nutter Nelson was a remarkable woman, a woman who need be remembered and notated prominently. She was born in Buffalo County Nebraska in 1915 to one of the oldest and most prominent pioneer families of that region, her father English, her mother Swedish.

She married Yale R. Nelson, (August 31, 1942) who was a pilot (Captain) for United Airlines (UAL) until his retirement. Jean was a loving mother, home-maker, and caregiver to her family and friends. I daresay there is not a soul who would not feel she was a true saint! Her most passionate hobby, actually more than a hobby, was Genealogy. Because of her husband's connection with United, Jean was able to travel all over England and Europe searching through old abbeys, castles, and cathedrals, documenting the Nutter family history. A family which dates back to 1300 England (Burnley Lancashire). A fact, had it not been for Jean, would be little known.

The Nelsons made many life-long friends over-seas in search of family roots, to include Yale's family history and connections, as well. The Nutter family owes this woman a dept of gratitude for the enormous amount of work she completed on the Nutter Family Tree. Jean worked selflessly to this end, and I might add, she loved the Nutter History and her heritage passionately. She never hesitated to share her findings with those who would ask.

Jean was delightful, she had a warm and joyful demeanor that made others wish she was a precious member of their own family. She was my Great-Aunt, I loved her, she reminded me so much of her sister (my beloved grandmother Inez, who passed away when I was young) with her voice, her mannerisms, her generosity, and her kindness. Both women are missed desperately and left a void in their families which has never been filled.

Information below was added previous to this becoming a Family Managed Memorial:

Details of Jean's life:

Daughter of John and Jennie (Reinholdson) Nutter

Childhood: Grew up in the Gibbon area

Education: Graduated from Gibbon High School in 1932; attended Hastings College (Nebraska) and graduated in 1939 with a degree in sociology

Employment: worked for Nebraska Social Services from 1939 to 1942

Married: Aug. 31, 1942 to Yale R. Nelson

Residence was Broomfield Colorado

Activities: Member of the United Church of Broomfield and the Historical Society of Buffalo County in Nebraska

Jean enjoyed sewing, travel, family genealogy and spending time with her family

Survivors include: husband; sons, Robert of Broomfield, Steven of Firestone and Thomas of Superior; daughter, Lyn Nelson-Heins of Broomfield; and six grandchildren

Preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Newton Nutter (1856 - 1935)
  Jennie Reinholdson Nutter (1871 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Yale Roy Nelson (1918 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Effie D. Nutter Graham (1883 - 1978)**
  Herbert S. Nutter (1885 - 1931)**
  Inez Virginia Nutter Reynolds (1894 - 1968)*
  Marjorie I. Nutter (1898 - 1990)*
  Harold Kenneth Nutter (1903 - 1999)*
  Donald Oakley Nutter (1912 - 1980)*
  Jean Helen Nutter Nelson (1915 - 2003)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Gibbon
Buffalo County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Randall Reynolds
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: May 29, 2010
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From your sister's garden to your arms-- blessings and God's love!
- Randall Reynolds
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
You brought light and knowledge to so many, you made a difference, many who have passed on are grateful for your recognition of their lives and many who are living thank you for your diligence and documentation which enriched their lives. A noble Nutter, ...(Read more)
- Randall Reynolds
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012
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