Irene Lucille Nelson

October 14, 1918October 20, 2018

Irene Lucille Nelson, 100, passed away October 20, 2018. She was born October 14, 1918 in Port O’Connor, TX to the late Erol and Bertha Tenny Canion.

She graduated from Patti Welder High School and on November 26, 1936 married the love of her life, Carl John Nelson, celebrated 32 years of marriage. Irene enjoyed being a Homemaker until her husband’s passing, then she went to work at Danburg’s and retired from JC Penny’s Catalog department.

Irene is survived by her children, Karen Grey, Donna Munsch, and Steve Nelson; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Carl J. Nelson II; brothers, Rockwell, Joe and Kenneth Canion; and sister, Birdie Canion.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Monday, October 29, 2018 at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church. A private burial will be held.

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  • Carl John Nelson II, Husband
  • Bertha Tenny Canion, Mother
  • Erol Canion, Father
  • Karen Grey, Daughter
  • Donna Munsch, Daughter
  • Steve Nelson, Son
  • Rockwell Canion, Brother
  • Joe Canion, Brother
  • Kenneth Canion, Brother
  • Birdie Canion, Sister
  • Irene is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Irene Lucille Nelson

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Dianne Nelson Crowder

October 29, 2018

Aunt Irene lived 2 doors down when I was growing up. Most treasured memory of Aunt Irene was her delicious lime chiffon pie and also the time she loaded all of us kids in her station wagon and went to the Drive-In theatre to see ‘The King and I’. What an adventure.
Aunt Irene always had a smile and a memorable laugh. She was a treasure to all of us.