Catherine L. Nelson, 69, died Oct. 25, 2019 at Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond with her husband at her side. There will be a visitation Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home in Belmond. Memorials are suggested to the Wright County Humane Society or the Belmond Dog Park.
Cathy was born Oct. 26, 1949 to Doris Wiginton and John Salter in Chickasha, OK. She grew up and graduated from high school in San Diego, CA. She lived in various places and had various jobs, including being a cook on a fishing boat, doing wiring in a mobile home factory, hotel maid service, restaurant waitress, cook and manager positions, soldering circuit boards, helping on the farm driving tractors, running errands and making great meals, and eventually having her own cleaning service.
She eventually found her way to the Belmond area where she met and married Mark Nelson on April 3, 1984. They had many great years together, traveling and camping across the country and taking motorcycle trips. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends, the numerous cats and dogs she had over the years, and working in her gardens. One of her favorite passions was making jellies, which she shared with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father of Oklahoma City; sister Mary Ann Milner of Oklahoma City; and her mother Doris D' Agostino of Poccasset, OK.
She is survived by her husband Mark Nelson of Belmond; father Paul D'Agostino of Pocasset; children Scheri (Steve) of Oklahoma City and Brandy Nix of Klemme; grandchildren Aubri and Jaci of Oklahoma City, Dakota of Belmond, and Dylan of Salem, OR; brother Paul (Cindy) of Florida; and sisters Paulette (Dean) and Betty (Ver) of California.