Carol Ann Nelson, age 73 of Las Vegas NV passed away on November 27th in Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.
Carol was born on Eglin AFB, FL. to James Edward Daws of Lexington TN. and Niena Pauline McHenry of Monroe LA. on January 2, 1945. She was a military brat and travelled around the world with her parents until she graduated Bellevue High School near Offutt AFB where she met and married John Nelson, an Airman from Racine Wisconsin stationed at Offutt. She remained married to John Nelson until her passing 55 years later. Carol came from a military family and stayed in a military family her whole life. John and Carol retired from the Air Force in 1981 after moving around the United States at several Air Force installations. They settled in Las Vegas in 1979 and have lived in Las Vegas for close to 40 years. Carol worked as an office manager and book keeper for several interior design firms during her working career. Carol is a life long sewer and quilter, she always had something in her hands. Cruising was Carol’s other passion, she and John have sailed the world enjoying many wonderful places. Carol had four brothers: John, Steve, Tom, and Michael and two sons John Jr. living in Las Vegas & Douglas James living in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Carol is survived by her husband John, her two sons, John Jr. and Douglas, her four grand children, and her 5 great grand children.
Visitation for Carol will begin at 09:00 AM on Saturday the 8th of December, with services following at 10:00 AM with the burial following right after. Location is Davis Funeral Home at 6200 S Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone 702-736-6200.
Carol's Pallbearers will be John Nelson Jr., her Son, Douglas Nelson, her son, Ryan Nelson, her grandson, Corey Lewis, the husband of one of her granddaughters, Brad Berghuis, a long time family friend and a third son to Carol, and Chuck Cochren, a long time personal friend from Las Vegas.
All my thoughts from the first time we met at my Gold Coast Hotel dances to our first big band dance cruise. Carol and John were at every special event decorating party and brought home made treats for everyone. Always two smiling faces that were contageious. RIP Carol and my prayers are with you John. Let me know if you want to get away for a three night stay in Laughlin. 💝
LarryBullhead City, NV
John, We were so saddened to hear of Carol’s death. Although we only spent two weeks together on an Hawaiian cruise, she left us with wonderful memories of that time and we will forever remember her. We regret not getting to Vegas to spend time with you both in the past couple of years. You and your family will stay in our thoughts and prayers!! Try to stay strong!! Much love to you.
Mike & Peggy KnopleIndianapolis, IN
A full life well-lived. The two of you saw the world and made a beautiful life together. Rest in peace, Carol; beloved Wife, Mom, and Granny. Love to you, John.
Joe and Marge DolanCarson City, NV
My very very best friend for 22 years. You always called me sister. So rest in peace Big Sis. I will miss you always.
Eva CochrenHenderson, NV
Our thoughts and prayers are with you John and your family at this sad time. May your wonderful memories help to carry you through.
Ron and Fay HarrisonMesa, AZ
Carol was a very talented and loving person. She will forever be held in my thoughts and in my heart. For all those who have lost this remarkable lady, I send my prayers and sympathy.
Trish DawsLas Vegas, NV
You are in our memory for ever, Pleasant Cruise memories
Bill & Ila ZaychukCoalhurst, Alberta, Canada,
Since the time we met in the MDR onboard several years ago, it seemed that we have known each other forever. We're so very thankful to have been your cruise buddies and will never forget our long distance friendship thereafter. Hugs Always, "Pier" and Sandy
Pierre and Sandra CheneyBradenton, FL
Tami and I were on a cruise when we got this terrble news.
John and family it is with a very heavy heart that we wish you our deepest sympathy. May God keep her in his hands
Gerald WagnerWichita, KS
Uncle John our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sons. We did see each othe a lot but Carol always had kind words for all. She truly had a great life!!!!
Bob and Julie ColeLiberty, MT
Bellevue High would be all through without the class of 62 and Carol (Daws) Nelson. I still see that young 18 year old girl walking the halls. We miss you kiddo BHS
Just keep on dancing
She was a sweet lady she will be missed.
Jack and Barb KenastonBeaver Creek, OR
May God comfort you and your family in the days ahead.
Andy and Judy Andersen
Andy and Judy AndersenMesa, AZ
Rest peacefully Carol. May the waves gentle rock you always
Jane and bill hotzeCharlotte, NC
Our memories of Carol include her gracious hospitality, love of family, and her ability to make new acquaintances feel like dear friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Chris and Lisa RiegelKeokuk, IA
I will always remember the thanksgivings. and Christmases with you and Carol.
Larry RealBerhany, MO