Pearl D. Nelson
The Herald Democrat
January 21, 2010
DENISON - Pearl D. Nelson,
a long-time resident of Denison, and recent resident of Lewisville,
went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2010 at the age of 95.
Pearl was born July 3, 1914 in Savoy, the daughter of Charlie and
Janie (Smith) Anderson. She graduated from Whitewright High School. She
was a blessing to her entire family for all these years always putting
them first. She was always there to rescue us if we needed help. Pearl
was the love of our lives, giving, sharing and always having huge meals
ready for hungry grands on their arrival, or packing a picnic for them
to enjoy on their return trip home. She made sure everyone was well fed,
loved and made to feel special.
She loved her church activities at Calvary Baptist Church, playing
the piano and singing in the choir. Pearl also loved being a creative seamstress
and designer for her daughters, the bowling league and taking numerous
trips with her children, playing card games with the grands and visiting
friends. Pearl enjoyed keeping her home beautifully decorated, while keeping
her plants and flowers going year round. We do know she made the best German
chocolate cake in the world, and we expected it at every family gathering,
she never disappointed.
After raising her five children she returned to nursing school to
get her diploma, she immediately went to work for the Katy Hospital. Then
later retiring from the VA Hospital in Dallas where she specialized in
Pearl returned to Denison, and continued to work part time in nursing
homes as a medication nurse. She tried to retire several times but was
always called back again until the age of 79 when she announced she was
definitely positively retiring for good. She absolutely loved caring for
her patients, some of whom were younger than her but that didn't keep her
from calling them her "little people" each one special in her eyes.
Pearl is survived and has been surrounded with love by her children,
Laura Nelson Bogatarev and husband, Triaon, Bob Nelson and wife, Kaye,
Barbara Nelson Dettmann and husband, John and Jim Nelson and wife, Lynn,
along with her 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Yes, indeed we had big birthday parties every year on July 3.
She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Frankie Nelson
Ashbaugh; her parents, Janie and Charlie Anderson; sisters, Annie Mae Reedy,
Verba Chumbley and Zale Partain; brothers, Gene Anderson and Glenn Anderson;
grandson, Robin Carson; nephews, Robert Chumbley, Jack Charles Anderson;
nieces, Shirley Anderson and Priscilla Anderson; and former husband and
father of her children, Robert Nelson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010
at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Carl Bilderback and Kevin Nelson officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. There is no set time
for family visitation.
Condolences may be registered online with www.fisherfh.com.
We know she was welcomed into her heavenly home with open arms by
her Lord and Savior along with all her loving family, friends, and former
patients. The world just lost one of its most caring kind, we miss her
already. We love you Mother, Grandmother, Nanny, and now guardian angel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located
at 604 W. Main in Denison.