Graveside funeral services for Daphyne Nelson, 75, of San Saba County, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, in the Holt Cemetery with James Young officiating. Interment followed, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.
Mrs. Nelson passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Brownwood Texas.
Daphyne Gober was born on February 2, 1933, in Coleman County Texas, a daughter of Ernest Gober and Iva Mae Fikes Gober. She was raised and educated in McCamey Texas, graduating Valedictorian of her class. She went on to attend Draughns Business College. She married Wayne Nelson in El Dorado Texas on January 18, 1953.
Mrs. Nelson had been a homemaker and mother for most of her life and enjoyed oil painting and sewing. She attended the Church of Christ and had lived in the Holt Community for the last 15 years, moving there from Hobbs New Mexico.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wayne Nelson of Holt Texas; two daughters, Mariann Young and husband Farron, of Porter Texas and Shana Cheyne and husband Sug of Spur Texas; one brother, Dwight Gober of Odessa Texas and one sister, Yvonne Cook of Andrews Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Iva Mae Gober.
Friends and family members are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net