Elizabeth "Betty" Rose Nelson


August 30, 1925 ~ August 24, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Elizabeth (Betty) Rose Nelson was reunited with her family in Heaven on Aug. 24, 2020, just six days shy of her 95th birthday. Betty was the youngest of 11 children born to John and Mary Horvat. She lived in the house she was born in on Eilers Avenue for most of her life. Betty and her daughter, Jene, made their home in Colorado Springs for the last five years.
Survived by daughters, Roberta (Frank) Mauro, Nancy (John) Fognani, Carole (Bruce) Drummond and Jene Nelson; grandchildren, Greg (Trisha) Mauro, Jennifer Mauro, Jacob Drummond, John Michael and Drew Fognani and Lucas (Monica) Drummond; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty loved her family, praying the rosary, the Denver Broncos, going on cruises, dancing, and gambling. She served in the Women’s Army Corps and was honorably discharged. Betty enjoyed her dogs and cat, watching movies, word puzzles, good food, and of course, her “treats.” She was a fabulous dancer and greatly missed it once health issues left her unable to walk.
Special thanks to Leticia Guteirrez, her beloved “helper,” and the dedicated team at CenterCare Hospice who cared for Betty in her home during the last months of her journey.
Rosary and memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., in Pueblo, followed by a special celebration in front of the Veterans’ Bridge at the Pueblo Riverwalk.
If you would like to donate in Betty’s name, please consider St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Mailing address: 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006-1014 or Joyce Meyer Ministries, P.O. Box 655, Fenton, MO 63026 or at JoyceMeyer.org. She will be sadly missed and will remain in our hearts.


Memorial Mass: September 1, 2020 11:00 am

St. Mary Help of Christians Church
217 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


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