Originally Published: October 18, 2015 6 a.m.
Marian N. Nelson, age 89, died on Oct. 14, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Marietta, Minnesota, to David and Margaret Gould.
Marian lived in many areas of the country, including Gary, South Dakota, Alameda, California, Sun Lakes and Prescott, Arizona, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
She led a full and happy life, devoted to her family. Her love of music and gift of singing provided fulfillment and joy throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her beautiful daughter, Georgene K. Tipton in August of 2014. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Walter S. Tipton and daughters. Marian is survived and will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 68 years, Donald A. Nelson; loving daughter, Barbara N. Shipman; grandchildren, Meghan Jagnow and husband Matthew, Nelson Shipman, Sarah Tipton and husband Stephan, Lisa Tipton-Wiles and husband Chad; great-grandchildren, Lexi Wiles and Cruz Wiles, and many extended family members and friends.
The family will be celebrating her life quietly, as she requested. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson's Research Foundation by visiting www.parkinsons.org. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Nelson family, and invites you to view and sign the online guestbook at gentrygriffey.com.
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