Our beloved mother, Barbara Scott Nelson, passed away in her Sedona home early Saturday morning, May 26, 2012. Born in Ripon, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Hazel Royce and Marshall Scott. She was married to Robert George Nelson for 51 years. Robert preceded her in death. They had four children: Julie Firestone, Ann Harrington, Andrew Nelson, and Scotty Nelson (deceased). She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Nick Firestone, Lisa Winterfedt, Heather Scott, Andrea Taylor, Travis Nelson, Shilo Jackson, and Thor Nelson. She also leaves behind eleven great grandchildren.
Barbara served as a Trustee for Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, and the Orme School, Mayer, Arizona. She was a past President of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Junior League. She enjoyed cooking, being with friends, sailing, and toasting the town. Her needle point and crocheting was remarkable, symbolized by baby blankets, Christmas stockings, and wall hanging.
There will not be a funeral service. Gifts in memory of Barbara can be made to Ripon College, Advancement Office, P. O. Box 248, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971, or the Arizona Hospice Foundation, Hospice Compassus, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite A, Sedona, Arizona 86351, or any Humane Society.