Obituary: Virginia I. Nelson April 23, 1927 – July 10, 2022

VIRGINIA I. NELSON April 23, 1927 – July 10, 2022

Our Mother, Virginia I. Nelson, passed away in her home on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the age of 95.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 23, 1927, to Harry and Eleanor Eckert. She married Gilbert B Nelson on October 8, 1952, and his jobs took her to Elizabeth, NJ; Oak Ridge, TN; Los Alamos NM; Walnut Creek, CA; Rockville, MD; Denver, CO; and finally to retirement in Albuquerque, NM where all of her children live.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Henry Eckert and son Thomas W. Nelson. She is survived by her children Gilbert Nelson and wife Carol, Barbara Lyon, Eleanor Lucero and husband Marcel and Matthew Nelson and wife Tammie. She is also survived by her grandchildren Matthew Nelson; Marcel Lucero and spouse Melanie; James Nelson; Stewart Lucero; Rachel Nelson; Dustin Nelson; great-grandchildren, Mariella Lucero, Maximilian Lucero, Magdalena Lucero, and Aldo Stearnes.

She was a kind and loving mother, care giver and friend and will be deeply missed by all.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity or to reach out to a friend in need.

A Rosary will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at 9:30am at The Church of The Incarnation, 2309 Monterey Road NE, Rio Ranch, NM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Interment will follow at 1:00pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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