S. Kay Nelson, 74, who battled Parkinson’s disease for 41 years, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at RiverStone Hospice House.
She was born on May 19, 1938, in Billings, the oldest of three girls of Max and Lovey Conover.
She attended Broadview Public School and Montana State College, where she earned a bachelor of science degree and was a cheerleader for the 1956 national championship football team. After college she married her high school sweetheart, Keith Nelson.
They lived in Alberton, where she was a home economics teacher for several years, then ran the Head Start Program. They moved back to Broadview, where she substitute taught while her health was still good.
She was active in the Broadview Evangelical Church and played the organ on Sunday mornings. She had received care from Autumn Care.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years; a son, Kevin; a daughter, Kim Craig; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Susan Lane and Ann Brehm.
Visitation was Nov. 17 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. A celebration of her life was Nov. 18 at Faith Evangelical Church. Graveside services were Nov. 19 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be sent to Broadview Evangelical Church or Broadview Seniors.