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Barbara Nelson, 43 - January 07, 2009


Barbara Jean (Jorgenson) Nelson, 43, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Evangelical Free Church of Gothenburg with the Revs. Robert Litzenberger and Rick Rehmert officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Nelson was born Nov. 28, 1965, at Gothenburg to Gary D. and Janice (Welch) Jorgenson.
She grew up at Rock Island Table north of Gothenburg and attended County Line Country School from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Nelson graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1984, and from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1988.
She was united in marriage to William Nelson in 1990, and later divorced in 2001.
Nelson lived in Gothenburg most of her life. She was employed as the director of Head Start in Gothenburg and the surrounding area. She was a member of the Gothenburg United Way.
She enjoyed going camping with Chris and Kersten, her children, and enjoyed working in her garden with numerous kinds of flowers, according to family members.
?Nelson was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Marvin and Bernice Jorgenson and Harlan and Velda Welch.
?Survivors include: son Christopher Nelson of Gothenburg; daughter Kersten Nelson of Gothenburg; parents, Gary and Janice Jorgenson; brothers—Robert (Jill) Jorgenson and Brad (Lisa) Jorgenson, all of Gothenburg, Brent (Carie) Jorgenson of Omaha and Bryce (Becky) Jorgenson of Potter.
Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.

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