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Patricia A. Nelson, 81, of Midland passed away on October 12, 2018 at the MidMichigan Medical Center of Midland.  She was born on January 2nd, 1937 in Detroit to the late Harold and Pearl (Scott) Downer.

Patricia married Mel Nelson and was happily married for 36 years, he survives her. Patricia was employed by the Dow Corning Corporation retiring in 1988 in Public Relations.

She is survived by her husband Mel, her sons Steve (Becky) Smith, and Brad (Kelly) Smith, and daughter Stacey Hutchison; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

She is predeceased in death by her sister Marlene (Jack) Koch. 

A memorial service will take place Sunday November 18, 2018 at 11:00am from the Smith-Miner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00am until time of service on Sunday.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider The Shelter House of Midland. Online condolences can be sent to smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Nancy Stark Higgins

    16 November 2018 2 months ago

    Patricia and I were friends for many years as we worked together at Dow Corning. She lived her life with passion and enjoyed her adventures with Mel. Patricia was a wonderful hostess and I have always remembered her famous potato salad that she made for dinners. Maybe the family remembers this. My prayers are for her children and for the love of her life, Mel.

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