Joan Louise Nelson

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Joan passed away Dec. 19, 2018, at Meadow Brook Nursing Home surrounded by family. Joan was born March 4, 1932, the daughter of David and Margaret (Nolan) Nelson.
Joan graduated as a RN from CVPH Medical Center in 1952; she went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force; she proudly served as a flight nurse in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Joan retired as a major after completing 20 years of dedicated service.
Joan is survived by her brother, Roger Nelson (June), sister-in-law, Barbera Nelson; nieces and nephews: Timmy Nelson (Lori), Julie Tromley (Patrick), Melissa Walton (Craig), David Nelson (Jason), as well as a special niece, Beth Thwaits (Max) who cared for Joan for over 20 years.
Joan was predeceased by her mother, father, and brother Gary Nelson.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that any donations be made to the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service.
A viewing (wake) will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2018, at Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, 3 College Street, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2018, at Holy Name Church, 14203 State Route 9N, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.
A reception will be held at the American Legion Post 504, 11 McCrea Street, Au Sable Forks, N.Y.
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Published on December 20, 2018
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