"In Loving Memory"

Helen Nelson

Helen Nelson


Helen Marie Waters Nelson, 80, died Nov. 3, 1997 at her home in Vernal [Utah]. She was born July 16, 1917 in Springfield, Ill., a daughter of Harry and Marie A. Fritts Waters. She married Clark V. Nelson on Oct 17, 1937 in Arcadia, Calif. They had been married for 60 years.


Clark & Helen's 50th Anniversary in 1987

Helen was a housewife and an active member of the Athenas Sorority in California for 20 years. She represented the city of Long Beach, Calif., on a float in the 1935 Pasadena Rose Parade. Helen loved being with her family and was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Clark Nelson, Vernal; sister-in-law, Virginia Hendricks, Vernal; daughters, Sharon and Ed Barrett, Pratt, Kan., Lucy and Tom Nemec, Vernal, and Jeri and Dan Marsh, Penryn, Calif.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence and John Waters.

Graveside services [were] held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. Family viewing on Thursday, 12 noon until time for services.

Services are under the direction of Thomson's Vernal Mortuary.

(from the Vernal Express)

In addition to all the above, Helen was my beloved "Auntie" who made for us a second home when we visited the "big city". She could cook like a champion and set an elegant table. Her home was always kept beautifully, even when raising kids, which she did with style, high moral values and lots of love, always keeping God in the household. I will miss you, Auntie Helen, and will always remember you. Please say hello to my Dad.