Joyce Nelson

Feb 15, 1930 - Feb 2, 2012
Joyce Nelson of Riverton died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in the company of family and friends. She was 81.

Cremation has taken place. At her request, a private remembrance service will be conducted in the fall.

Joyce Lockwood was born in Midwest on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1930, the daughter of William Dale and Pearl (Dewey) Lockwood. She grew up, and was graduated from high school in Sour Lake, Texas in 1946.

In 1949, the family relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she married Carroll E. Nelson in 1952. They later divorced.

Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker and bookkeeper in the family contracting and ranching businesses.

In 1971, Mrs. Nelson moved to Casper where she raised her family and began a career in the accounting department of the Texaco Refinery. When the refinery closed, she transferred to the Texaco office in Houston, Texas, where she worked until retirement. In 1987 she moved to Riverton to be closer to friends and family.

Her family said Mrs. Nelson was an accomplished cook, an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, home decorating, and casino gambling.

Survivors include her sons, Wayne Nelson and wife Carol of Casper and Kurt Nelson of Sarasota, Fla.; one niece, and many cousins in Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Yvonne Mabrey, and brother, Dale Lockwood.