Class of 1939

1939 Perry Daily Journal
Graduation EditionElva Jones Nelson
Elva Jones Nelson

- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Jones of near Perry, will spend the rest of her years trying to “be a succesful housewife.” Her hobbies besides housekeeping are reading, swing music and collecting snapshots. She was born in Perry in 1922 and has always gone to Noble County schools. She was in the senior play and the operetta this year.

Elva M. (Jones) Nelson

August 9, 1922 – May 21, 2003

Elva M. Nelson, 80, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at Gainesville, Texas. Mrs. Nelson was born August 9, 1922 in Perry, Okla. to Walter Freeman Jones and Pearl Crawford Jones. She married Winford Wayne Nelson on November 19, 1941 at Perry, Okla. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker.

Services will be conducted Friday, May 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington, Kan. Burial will be in Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington.

Survivors include two sons, Wesley Nelson and Larry Nelson both of Cleburne; two daughters, Linda Rausch of Wellington, Katherine Doranski of Denton; two sisters, Iona Roberts of Grass Valley, Calif. and Riafaye Compton of San Louis Abisable, Calif. Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by a son, Walter Nelson on November 2000.

Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Cleburne Funeral Home.