Mary Ellen Nelson

Mary Ellen Nelson, 82, passed away Feb. 1, 2019, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past two years and is a former resident of Oklahoma.

Nelson was born May 28, 1936, in Iowa, the daughter of Louie B. Shepherd and Leona Marie Kemp. 

She attended schools in Iowa. 

Nelson married Merle Thompson and he later preceded her in death in 1982. She then married Vernon Nelson, who also preceded her in death. 

She was a homemaker for many years.

Nelson enjoyed spending time with family, drinking coffee with her daughter Kay at 3 a.m., goodwill shopping, holiday dinners, watching western movies, riding horses and volunteering for her community when she was able.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Thompson and wife Linda of Wisconsin; Marvin "Bubba" Thompson of Corning, Iowa; four daughters, Kay Thompson of Rock Springs, Diana Bolt and husband Jimmy of Rock Springs, Judy Godwin of Burns, Ore., and Barbara Brown of Springfield, Mo .; 11 grandchildren, Ashley Carson and husband Michael, Jimmy Bolt and wife Mikaela, David Bolt and wife Elizabeth, Kristen Adams and husband Cody, LeRoy Thompson, Matthew Thompson and wife Amber, Frank Leuck, Aaron Petrich, Nathan Thompson, Michael Brown and wife Kristina, Mitchell Brown; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Merle Thompson, second husband Vernon Nelson and two brothers.

Cremation took place. Services took place at McGuire Cemetery in Lucien, Okla.

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