NLJ Staff


–Oct. 19, 2019

Jainnean (Jimmie) Nelson, 90 of Upton, died surrounded by family on Oct. 19, 2019, at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo. 

Jimmie was born in the home of her maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Darrah, on a farm out of Warrensburg, Mo. Her parents were James R. Butcher and Myrtle (Darrah) Butcher. 

When she was 5 months old, the family moved to Osage, Wyo. She finished her high school education in Upton, graduating in 1946.  Jimmie married John P. Nelson on Aug. 11, 1946. They raised three children together in Upton:Terry, David, and Joanie. 

Jimmie was fortunate in doing what she was happiest — being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She loved traveling with her husband, John, her sister, Elsie, and brother-in-law, Lawrence Materi. In her later years, she traveled extensively with her son, David. She was always active in her children and grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed being around family.

Jimmie lived in Upton throughout her entire adult life and was active in the Methodist church and Methodist Women’s Society, playing golf and bridge for recreation. Jimmie was known as “Grammy” or “Aunt Jimmie” to many, and held those names near and dear to her heart.

Jimmie is survived in death by her two sons, Terry Nelson of Casper, Wyo., and David Nelson of Spearfish, S.D.; son-in-law, Michael Hughes of Sheridan, Wyo.; her grandchildren, Conrad Miller (Jaci) of Seattle, Wash., Adam Miller (Keri) of Sheridan, Judson Miller (Kelley) of Ft. Myers, Fla., Ryan Nelson (Codie) of Casper, and Stephanie Martinson (Jay) of Sheridan; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; daughter, Joanie Hughes; daughter-in-law, Carol Nelson; and her sisters, Imogene (Lloyd) Bartlett and Elsie (Lawrence) Materi. 

Services for Jimmie will be held at the Upton Elementary School at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railroad Ave., Newcastle, WY 82710. 


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