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Carolyn Nelson

February 16, 1928 — November 3, 2022

Elgin, Texas

Carolyn McMurray Nelson passed away on November 3, 2022, in Elgin, Texas with her family by her side. She was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana to Francis and Caroline Antony McMurray on February 16, 1928. She was preceded in death by three Brothers, Bernard, Francis, and Frederick and four sisters Frances, Blanche, Isabel, and baby Patricia who passed away at three years of age.  Carolyn was married to Kenneth Strong Nelson; they shared sixty-six years at the time of his passing.

The family lived in Wharton, Texas for 18 years, where she attended Wharton County Junior College.  Carolyn was a Deputy Tax Collector for Wharton County, for fourteen years and later retired from The Texas Highway Department now the Department of Transportation, in Austin as an Administrator Assistant after more than twenty years of service.  After several years, she and her husband settled in their home in Cedar Park, Texas, where they would make their home for over forty-four years. She spent her last years in Elgin. They traveled to many foreign countries and spent winters in McAllen, at the mobile home they purchased.  Carolyn and Kenneth were members of St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Lake Travis.

Carolyn is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Frank, and Thomas Alan Nelson and four grandchildren Jennifer, Karen, Garrett and Carlye and nine great grandchildren.

She will be laid to rest, at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, at a later date.

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