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In Memory of

Doris H. Nelson

November 1, 1918 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Doris H. Nelson, 96, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born in Norwalk Connecticut to Sarah Edith Sanford Cortright and William Cortright. Doris raised her family in Union and then Westfield, New Jersey. She was graduated by St. Luke's Nursing School in NYC and she represented a tour de force for her husband Dr. Louis Nelson in the conception and construction of Memorial General Hospital in Union. Doris moved to Brevard 40 years ago from Westfield.

Doris is survived by her daughters Judith Wood, Jessica Mixon and her husband David, Jennifer Breiling...

Doris H. Nelson, 96, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born in Norwalk Connecticut to Sarah Edith Sanford Cortright and William Cortright. Doris raised her family in Union and then Westfield, New Jersey. She was graduated by St. Luke's Nursing School in NYC and she represented a tour de force for her husband Dr. Louis Nelson in the conception and construction of Memorial General Hospital in Union. Doris moved to Brevard 40 years ago from Westfield.

Doris is survived by her daughters Judith Wood, Jessica Mixon and her husband David, Jennifer Breiling and her husband Brian, and Jo-Ann Nelson and companion Ted; son Louis Edward Nelson and his wife Mary; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. During a long housebound illness, Mrs. Nelson was cared for by Jason Mixon and Lisa Comiskey.

Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by Dr. Louis Nelson, her husband of many years and by her sister Shirley Pfeifer.

A graveside service will be held at noon on June 14, 2015 at Florida Memorial Gardens, on Highway U.S. 1, in Rockledge, Florida.