Edith Nelson, 96, passed away on January 11, 2017 at her home. She was born December 26, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.
After graduating from college, she taught first grade then became a stewardess for United Airlines. She married Orvis Nelson who founded Transocean Air Lines. Their family grew with the addition of their children but Edith still managed to travel: She met
Elvis Presley in Paris, curtsied before the Queen of England, drank Kava with the King
of Tonga, and charmed the Shah. They moved to San Clemente in 1971. She returned to teaching and was a member of
many local organizations. She was a 10 year member of the Retired Senior Volunteer
Patrol for the San Clemente Police Department. Widowed in 1976, she travelled the world with her children and grandchildren: Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, France, Costa Rica and more.
She is survived by her children (Holly Nelson Veale, Sue Carol Nelson, Marcus Orvis Nelson and Jeffrey Lee Nelson), eight grandchildren (Marc Veale, Cara Coniglio, Lisa Pedral, Jay Nelson, Daniel Veale, Nya Nelson, Beth Karcher and Morgan Nelson) and 14 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the SC Presbyterian Church on February 25, 2017 at 3:30 p.m