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Betty Tobutt Nelson

Obituary for Betty Tobutt Nelson

June 12, 1929 - June 2, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 88


Betty Rosemary Lene Tobutt Nelson (88) of Austin, Texas went to meet her Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Betty was born to John Alexander Tobutt and May Dorothea (Tingley) Tobutt on June 12, 1929 in Reigate, Surrey, England. Betty came over to the United States in 1957 and stayed with her sister and brother-in-law, Pat and John Langford, in Hillsboro, Texas. She would soon meet her, husband-to-be, Donald Oscar Nelson, at the University of Texas. She later worked as a secretary for Dr Briscoe at UT and eventually went to work for the Texas State School for the Blind. Betty and Donald enjoyed many activities together including folk dancing, bowling league, playing bridge with friends and gardening.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Donald Oscar Nelson, her parents Alexander and Dorothea (Tingley) Tobutt, her sister May Tobutt Beaumont, and her sister Patricia Gladys Tobutt Langford.

Betty is survived in death by her daughter Victoria Anne (Nelson) Brady and her three grandchildren: Alexandria Marie Brady, James Michael Brady and Katherine Lynn (Brady) Hudson.

Celebration of life services will be held Saturday July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St George's Episcopal Church, 4301 North IH 35 (off Airport Boulevard).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

(Please click on the "Tribute Video" link above to watch Mrs. Nelson's photo tribute)

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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