Carolyn Margaret Nelson

April 10, 1928 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 93)


Carolyn Margaret (Clarke) Nelson, 93, of Duluth, MN passed away October 10, 2021, at her home.

Carolyn was born in Duluth to Thomas J. “Jim” Clarke I and Dorothy M. (Smith) Clarke on April 10, 1928.  She attended Denfeld High School graduating in 1946. She married Raymond H. Nelson in 1950 and settled in the Riverside community where she raised her family. She was first and foremost a mom, grandma and the best cook ever, as well as the neighborhood Avon Lady for many years.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; and sisters, Mary Lessor and Elizabeth Cerino.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Raymond L. Nelson of Las Vegas NV, Douglas (Cheryl) Nelson, Claudia (Randy) Johnson and Barbara (James) Holmes of Duluth, MN; grandchildren, Jon,  Erin, Matthew, Nicole, Lindsay and James; great-grandchildren, Rochelle, Braydon, Skylar, Lukas, Natalie, Vienna, Sierra and Cheyenne; and brother, Thomas J. (Linda) Clarke II; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family gathering will be held at a date yet to be determined.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Spirit Valley Assisted Living and their staff for their excellent care of Carolyn during the past 10 years.

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