Judith Barbara (Burt) Nelson

October 1, 1930 – May 11, 2016

unnamedJudith 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.

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  • Brooke Nelson
    May 24, 2016 6:45 pm

    My precious Grandma! You are so loved and missed more than you’ll ever know! There are no words to express my appreciation for all you have done and been in my life! You were always the sweetest, most kind and genuine person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing! I can’t thank you enough for being the woman you were! I feel you with me always! Your memory is held in my heart forever! I will continue your legacy of kindness and unconditional love! I love you and miss you sooooo much! Rest in paradise my love!
    Your youngest Grandbaby,

  • Connie Barnhart
    June 26, 2016 2:19 pm

    Judy, my neighbor, my dear friend. For 7 years we developed a friendship that turned into one of admiration and genuine care for one another. All the times we’d talk about our common interests and marriage are some of my favorite memories. When we’d sing at the commercials and laugh while watching Ellen Degeneres or the stupidity of some of the people on People’s Court , it seemed we would be pretty much the same minded. Whennyou left us you took a piece of my heart with you. I know you’re no longer in pain and happy be free from it all. I miss you everyday and still look for you when i look towards your house. Thank you for being the woman you were to us all.

  • Connie Barnhart
    June 26, 2016 2:25 pm

    .Who knew that the last picture I took of you would be you with blue lips from the popsicle you had just eaten. So many memories and so thankful for each one. Keep watch over your family Ms.Judy for they all miss you so as do I.


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