Pat Banning Nelson

Profile Updated: May 6, 2013
Residing In: Gold Canyon, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Bill Nelson
Occupation: retired
Children: Todd-Born 1961 Resides in Pasadena CA Married (Marion) with one son, Jack. Producer at CBS Television More…Los Angeles and film maker and producer, Braska Films.

Lisa-Born 1964 Resides in Beatrice, NE Married Kevin Byers, employed at Dell in Lincoln.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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From AO Thomas kindergarten to Kearney High School 1958 for Patty and Bill. Patty on to nursing school, marriage and kids...what an amazing ride. A nursing career began specializing in being an instructor, a surgical nurse and recovery room nurse; and culminating in 12 years of medical/surgical mission trips to Haiti.
Bill's career in banking after college took him to banks in Kearney and Holdrege. His passions included being a private pilot with an instrument rating, and scuba diving with several deep water dives under his belt...his weight belt that is.
We then took a different path owning several Hallmark shops, a pharmacy and JC Penney catalog store all in Nebraska. Time marched on and in the 90's we hit the road...literally...in a job covering the states of Nebraska and Kansas in the floral & home decor business. We retired in 2010.
Very active in our church, communities and civic organizations, both Bill and Patty were elected President of the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce, and Patty served a term on the Holdrege City Council.
In the meantime, we built a log home ourselves on the Platte River, with some help from family and friends...and began a fascinating time enjoying God's flora and fauna along the river. Camping and traveling throughout the US in an RV occupied much of our vacation and weekend time as our children grew up; and has continued into our senior years.
A few trips abroad whetted our appetite for worldly adventures; and now as we enjoy retirement, we've come back to a state we only visited for many years; we now spend nearly half the year in Arizona...we are officially "snowbirds."
We have some goals for our retirement years, including spending time with our kids and our grandson Jack; spending a summer in our motor coach in Newfoundland and a summer in Alaska.

We recently experienced our first cruise. Bill surprised Patty with a trip last fall to celebrate her 70th birthday. It included a week in California with Jack, and a week cruising the Mexican Riviera. What an awesome birthday from an awesome guy. The Nelsons are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Update 2013: in summer of 2012 we purchased a home in MountainBrook, Gold Canyon AZ. We are no longer just snowbirds; we love the weather, golf, exploring new things and places and making new friends. Our hearts will always love Nebraska and plan to visit often.

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Posted on: Sep 23, 2017 at 9:10 PM

Oops...I put a message to you, Loy in wrong space. Anyway, been trying to reach you about the reunion in Dec here in AZ. Linda Betty Gloria Kay and I and JoDell so far. Would love for you to come Dec 1--4. Patty

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Sep 19, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Happy September birthday Loy! We were hoping you would be able to attend the reunion in December here in Arizona! Still planning on Dec 1-4. Betty, Gloria, Kay, Linda, Patty & JoDell so far. Let me know if you're interested! Would love to see you. Patty

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May 13, 2017 at 9:43 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2017 at 3:41 PM

John, I'm looking for information about this photo. Has 1952 marked on it. Ant thoughts or remembrances? Sharon and I don't have any recollection. I think I'm in the photo behind you. I don't recognize the "Moms" next to Jim Trindle. Thought you might recognize something about the occasion. Thanks John...hope you're doing well. Patty Nelson

Nov 09, 2016 at 3:33 AM
Jul 17, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Happy Birthday from Arizona, Jack. Hope you've had a great day.
Bill and Patty Nelson

Jul 08, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Happy Birthday, Gwen from Bill and Patty Nelson. Wishing you a special day!

Jul 05, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Happy Birthday from the Nelsons in Arizona. Hope you're having a good day.
Bill and Patty

Nov 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Happy Birthday Judy! Have a great day!
Sending best wishes from Arizona. Wondering how you are and what you've been up to.
Email me sometime ...pattynel40@gmail.com. Patty Nelson

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Apr 09, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Happy Early Birthday Joan! At our age we can celebrate for a week or more! Sending hugs from AZ! Wishing you a blessed day! love always, Patty Nelson

Nov 09, 2014 at 3:33 AM
Oct 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Birthday greetings from Arizona Sharon! Are you coming back to AZ this year?
Have a wonderful day. Bill & Patty

Oct 02, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Happy Birthday Steve! Wishing you a super happy day. Hope you and Lori are doing well.
We're celebrating you! Bill & Patty

Aug 07, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Happy Birthday Sharon! You've come a long way since our Bluebird days. We're celebrating you! Have a great day. Best wishes to you, Patty Nelson

Jul 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Happy Birthday Jack! Have a great day!
Wishing you all the best for the coming year! Bill & Patty Nelson

Jun 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Happy Birthday Kent. Sending best wishes from Arizona. Happy to hear you are well
and still working at Ace. Be safe in your travels!
Bill & Patty Nelson

Apr 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Hey Joan, sending Happy Birthday wishes from Arizona. Wishing you a beautiful day. And a special hi to your mother. Bill & Patty Nelson

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