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Neda Nelson


Neda Lee Nelson, 85, passed away March 2, 2018, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center where she had been a resident the past two months.

Born July 25, 1932, in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Sidney and Neda (Croco) Humberson. In 1959 she married Earl R. Nelson in Casper. They later moved to Jackson, Wyo., and in 1978 established residence on a farm in Lucerne, Wyo.

Following Earl's death in 1995, Lee moved into Thermopolis to be near her children. A passionate reader, she also had a tender heart for animals. Lee was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Alan Nelson of Thermopolis; daughter, Kim (Robert) Adair Ennis of Thermopolis; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years; her parents; and brothers, Harvey and Sidney Humberson.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Monument Hill Cemetery.

Mortimore Funeral Home assisted the family. Online memories may be expressed at


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