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Sally A. Nelson

July 21, 1939 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 83)


Nelson, Sally A."Meme" Memaw"

Sally A. Nelson, 82, of Rothschild, WI died unexpectedly Wednesday July 27, 2022 surrounded by family.

Sally was born July 21, 1939 in Oshkosh, WI to the late Burdette and Eva Stead, and moved with her family to Waco, TX  in 1949 to build Baylor Stadium. 


Sally was a student of Waco High School and the Waco Beauty School, leading to a 45 year career owning Sally's Beauty Salon and working with such stylists as Paul Mitchel and Vidal Sasoon.


She married Ocie Perkins in 1959 and raised two children: Ocie sadly passed in 1988.  On June 4, 1994 she married Gordon "Putt" Nelson.  She loved being with family and watching her grandchildren in sports such as cheer, ice skate/hockey and baseball. She possessed her own athletic talent being an avid bowler winning her 1st place with the Wednesday Afternoon Ladies four years in a row. She also enjoyed crocheting, going to Hodag Music Festival, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. 


Most of all she loved angels, hugging everyone and her faithful four legged companions.


Survivors include her children Sherrie (Don) Campbell-Parker, Waco TX and Shawn (Michelle) Perkins, of Rothschild, WI; grandchildren Brooksey Campbell-Humes, Chevie Perkins, Shae Perkins, Ryan Robertson, and Kayla Milstead; great-grandchildren Bryce Vidrine, one brother James Stead, and many loving nieces and nephew, extended family and friends.  


She was preceded in death by her parents, Burdette Stead, and Eva Lentz, three sisters, Shirly Stead, Jennette Stead, Janet Stead, one brother William "Bill" Stead; her husband and love of her life Gordon "Putt" Nelson.


An intimate family Celebration of Life gathering will take place at a later date. Family and close friends will be notified.


The family would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere appreciation to the Spirit of St. Claires, EMS medical team and staff of Marshfield Clinic Hospital for their determination and perseverance while Sally was under their care.

A special thanks also to family and friends for their support during these difficult times.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice in remembrance of Sally.


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