Judith Barbara (Burt) Nelson
October 1, 1930 – May 11, 2016
Judith Barbara (Burt) Nelson, 85, passed away on May 11, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. Judy was born on October 1, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Robert and Jennie Burt.
She married Wilbur Milford Nelson (deceased) on November 13, 1948. The couple relocated to Nevada in 1979. Judy is survived by her son, Gary Nelson of Reno and two sisters Helen (Everett) Snetsinger of Zimmerman, Minnesota and Janice (Ray) Strandberg of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her sons Ronald Milford Nelson and Gleen (Pamela) Allen Nelson and sisters, Dorothy Lofte, Merle Strom, and Violet Denton, and brothers, Robert Burt and John Burt. She leaves behind daughter-in-law Pamela; her grandchildren, Heather, Stacy, Amber, and Brooke; great- grandchildren, Kelsey, Alyssa, Douglas, Michaela, Isaiah, Isabell, Cole, Zachary, and Kaylee.
The family is very thankful to Gary Nelson’s partner, Jennifer Massie, for her support, love and care of Judith and also to Judith’s neighbor, Connie Barnhart, for the loving care she provided to Judith. Judith was an artist who loved to capture nature on canvas. She had a great sense of humor and always greeted everyone with a big smile. She loved her family deeply and was a woman of strong faith. She had the pleasure to sing in the Billy Graham church choir.
A memorial will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada in late June. Judith had a very positive effect on all those in her life and will live on in our memories.