Celebration of Life
Obituary of Dorothy Elaine Nelson
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother
Dorothy Elaine Nelson, 85, of Simi Valley, California, passed away and went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 19 th , 2023.
Viewing will be held at Rose Family Funeral Home at 4444 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, California 93063, on Monday, November 6 th , 2023, at 10 AM. Celebration of Life Service will follow at the same location at 12 PM with Rich Nemmer, Dorothy’s son-in-law, officiating. Graveside Service will take place at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, California 91362, on the same date at 2 PM. Celebration of Life gathering will take place at the Nelson home following the Graveside Service.
Dorothy was born in Dunkirk, New York to George and Ruth Meyer on June 26 th , 1938. She went to high school in Fredonia, New York and graduated in 1956. She went on to attend college in both Buffalo, New York and Moorpark, California. She worked as a Special Education Teacher, a Night Manager at Zody’s, managed a Foster’s Freeze, and worked as a Dental Assistant. Later, Dorothy spent a large part of her career helping her husband Randy as his Office Manager, building their successful business, Nelson Floor Covering. She enjoyed travel, the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Randall L. Nelson; her children, Dan Miller, Candy Belz, Kathleen Nemmer, and Wendy Drayton; and more than 60 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Betty Huff, and her daughter Ronda Nelson.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to their many friends who have been so kind and thoughtful during these hours of sorrow. Your prayers, visits, calls, flowers, and every act of kindness have given us strength and inspiration for the facing of this hour. May God ever bless each of you.
Thank you, dear Heavenly Father for blessing us with mom. She has played a great part in who we have become as she exemplified her life as wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dear friend. We are so thankful that mom is a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. And we know we will see her someday when we join her in Heaven. Bless us as we mourn and encircle us with the comfort of your love and understanding. Over time, turn our sorrow into memories of joy as we think back fondly on mom, her life, and her love for us all. We pray this In Jesus’ name, Amen
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