O’Neill Nelson, Donna Faye

Donna Faye Nelson died on July 25, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma to John O Neill and Mamie Catlett. She met the love of her life, Jim Nelson, early in life, but they lost touch when their families moved around the Midwest. They found each other again and married on June 15, 1957 shortly after her graduation from Enid High School. They eventually settled in Oklahoma City to raise their children, where she was involved with girl scouts, band boosters and school activities.
She loved working with the ladies at Putnam City West High School Cafeteria for many years. She also thoroughly enjoyed her time as a clerk at J.C. Penney, which provided new friends and the chance to visit with her many customers. When Jim retired, they both worked as greeters at J.C. Penney. She always enjoyed the social benefits which came with the job, more than the income she received. She continued working there for many years following Jim s death. She also enjoyed the weekly ladies luncheons until dialysis prevented her from meeting with her cherished friends. She also loved being able to follow the growth and adventures of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Facebook.
Donna was an avid reader, and a book was never far from her reach. She also loved cooking. Holiday celebrations were always a special time filled with an abundance of family favorite foods. She loved watching movies and sewing. The thing she enjoyed most, was spending time with Jim, until his death in 2005.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Pat O Neill.
She is survived by her sister, Rose Stursa of Choctaw, Oklahoma; brother, John O Neill (Annekelley) of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Shelly Baggett (Kent) of Katy, Texas; son, Mike Nelson of Oklahoma City; son, David Nelson (Jeana) of McKinney, Texas; nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 30, 10:00am in Bethany Cemetery.