Iva Frances Nelson, 83, of Anchor Point died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her home.
Fran was born Saturday, Sept. 12, 1931, in Goshen, Ill., to Kenneth and Iris (Delcamp) Green.
She moved to Alaska in September of 1990, first settling in Eagle River, then in 1997 moving to Anchor Point. She was a member of Anchor Point Baptist Church, past board member of Anchor Point Senior Center and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also was past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Michigan.
Fran loved the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and horseback riding.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Iris and her sister, Audrey Hummel.
Fran is survived by her husband, Gene Nelson; son, Steven, and wife, Nancy Nelson of Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.; daughter, Mary, and husband, Alfred Flowers of Centerville, Mich.; grandchildren, Keith and wife, Tennilla Flowers, Venus Marie Flowers and Kim Hutton all of Sturgis, Mich., Christina Nelson of Kenosha, Wisc., Paul Nelson and Tina Tabor of Trevor, Wisc.; and great-grandchildren, Steven Jackson of Kenosha and Keaton and Aiden Flowers of Sturgis.
A memorial service will be held at Anchor Point Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Hanins officiating at a time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Iva’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9928) or St. Labre Indian School (1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT 59004-1001).