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Obituary for Ruth Rita Nelson
It is with a heavy heart that I forward the following announcement:
On May 31 at 10:55 our mother, Ruth Rita Nelson was called to heaven. She was a wonderful woman who shared much love, lived fully, and contributed greatly to our world. She will be forever loved.
Ruth Rita Nelson was born in Port Chester, NY on December 29, 1933 And passed away in Fairfield on May 31 She was 88 Years Old
Ruth Rita Nelson was born Ruth Rita Slaney the fourth child of: Charles Lawrence Slaney (1901 – 1965) Ruth Frances Gubi – Casey (1900 – 1970)
She was raised with her three siblings: Charles Lawrence Slaney Jr. 1927 - 2003 Paul Franklin Slaney Sr. 1929 - 2002 Frank Walter Slaney 1831 - 1987
She attended Grammar school in Heislerville, NJ She Graduated from Millville High School in NY in 1951 She Earned her Nursing Degree from Woman’s Medical College Hospital of PA in 1954 She Married Franklin Curtis Nelson on October 18, 1954 at Saint Anthonys Church in Port Norris, NJ She worked as a RN for 35 years Specialized Labor & Delivery, and Nursery Care. She lived in Vacaville, CA for many years before moving to Dixon, CA She lived in Solano County, CA for over 50 years
Ruth Rita Nelson and Franklin C. Nelson are survived by their three children:
• Eileen Carol Nelson born 23rd of October in 1955 in Texas • Vincent Curtis Nelson born 18th of September in 1958 in Alaska • Steven Lloyd Nelson born 18 of August in 1960 in California
Ruth Rita and Franklin were proud parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents
Faith: The Catholic Church was an important part of Ruth Rita’s life. She attended St. Peter’s church in Dixon, CA, and St. Mary’s Church in Vacaville prior to that. She also supported the community via her volunteer efforts with the Young Ladies Institute. YLI is an organization of Catholic Women dedicated to the Christian principles of charity and Love.
Family: Ruth Rita shined at most of her endeavors, but supporting the family was among her highest priorities in life. She married at 21 and started a family with an Air Force man (Franklin Curtis Nelson). Ruth Rita and Frank were moved around in service of our country like most military families. At each new stop, they worked hard to forge their way in life, they made lots of friends, traveled frequently and had three children together. Ruth Rita worked mostly part-time as a RN and full-time as a mom.
Business: In 1975 Franklin retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He and Ruth Rita started a service business repairing Mobile Homes in Vacaville CA. Ruth Rita would help with many aspects of the operation, and they successfully ran that business together for over 20 years.
Dogs: The 70s 80s and 90s were the decade of the dogs for Franklin and Ruth Rita Nelson. They both became breeders and exhibitors of show dogs. They raised several champions in breeds from Dalmatians to Chow Chows and enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, visiting family and friends, and attending dog shows across the country. Ruth Rita and Franklin were on the board of the Chief Solano Kennel Club and helped plan shows and events with the organization.
Genealogy: Ruth Rita was a member of the Solano County Genealogical Society and volunteered helping community members research their histories. She spent many years building her own family history and worked extensively with the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia researching their genealogy and building the family history of her late husband Franklin Curtis Nelson. Her work assisted the tribe in obtaining Federal Recognition as a Sovereign Tribe in Virginia in 2018.
Steven L. Nelson serves as the contact for communications regarding Ruth Rita Nelson
You can reach Steve at:
Steven L. Nelson P.O. Box 190 Newtown, VA 23126 831-588-1765 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contact Vince or Eileen, their contact info follows:
Eileen C. Montgomery 2018 Gingerwood Place Fairfield, CA 94534 707-301-1638 email@example.com
Vincent C. Nelson 1255 Revelle Drive Dixon, CA 95620 707-688-1051 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate in Mother’s name. We are requesting you offer contributions to: Young Ladies Institute, YLI is an organization of Catholic Women dedicated to the Christian principles of charity and Love. The contact for local chapter (DIXON—Sacred Heart No. 141) of YLI is Karen Hamera at 707-373-3362 or Virginia Fletcher at 707-678-5145 For general information about YLI: https://www.ylionline.org/