Susan Kay Moser Nelson
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:03 Edgar
Kay (Moser) Nelson, 59, of Forney, Texas was born on October 9, 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas and died on March 10, 2014. Susan is sur vived by her husband of 36 years, Robert George Nelson; two sons and a daughterin-law Michael and Lacey Nelson and Jonathan Nelson; three sisters and their husbands, Charlene and Ray Martin, Janice and Jakie Henson and Anita and Bob Hartmann; in-laws Pete and Joann Nelson; brother-in-law Ric Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews and three grandnieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dolores Moser. Beloved by all who knew her, Susan led a life of graceful service to others and brightened every day with a constant smile. She grew up as the second of four daughters on the west side of Fort Worth. After graduating from Arlington Heights High School, Susan attended Stephen F. Austin University, where she met her husband, Robert. As a little sister to Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Susan served as Sweetheart for two years. She was also an active member of Phi Chi Theta business Fraternity. Susan earned a BBA in Finance and began her banking career with Fredonia State Bank in Nacogdoches. Robert and Susan evenutally moved to Houston where she became a Commercial Real Estate office with Texas Commerce Bank. After a few years, the family returned to the DFW area and settled in Forney, Texas. As her children grew, Susan began volunteering at their schools and became passionate for ser ving the educational needs of children. She obtained an Elementar y Education Certification from East Texas State University (Texas A&M Commerce) and a certificate in Library Science from the University of North Texas. She was the librarian at Forney Primary School and eventually multiple Forney ISD elementary school campuses. Susan’s position grew throughout the years as she opened several new libraries, served as Forney ISD Elementary Library Coordinator and was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2002. Susan was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall where she enjoyed attending Bible Study on Sunday evenings and participating in Work Days of Service. As an active member of the former Forney Women’s Organization, Susan held various officer positions and helped establish Forney’s first public library. Susan was a friend to everyone and truly lived a selfless life focused on others. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed the many annual family gatherings she hosted and attended, as well as the many Nelson family trips throughout the years. Susan’s “sister trips” with her three sisters was also an annual highlight as well as trips to Mexico with Robert and friends. Through her unwavering faith and strength, Susan battled and beat lymphoma over the last two years. She had been in remission after a successful stem cell transplant for six months and touched the lives of her caregivers as they cared for her. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at gifts. mdanderson.org. Please specify stem cell transplantation or lymphoma programs. A Funeral Service celebrating her life was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 1200 East Yellowjacket Lane, Rockwall, Texas 75087 with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. The family greeted friends immediately following the ser vice at a catered reception at the church. Internment followed at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.