Dorothy Darlene Dar Nelson Obituary 1968-2020

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Dorothy Darlene “Dar” Nelson, 52, a resident of Whitmer, passed from this life Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Dar was born Friday, January 12, 1968, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Ray Nelson and Dortha Kay Teter Nelson.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Alyssa Allen and husband, Mark, and Erin Pharis and husband, Byron, all of Belington, one sister, Denise Vance and husband, Paul, of Whitmer, one brother, Gary Nelson and wife, Heather, of Hubbard, OH, her companion of five years, Greg Hanlin, her cousin, best friend, and partner-in-crime, Tammy Armentrout, seven grandchildren, Haylie, Mason, Zachariah, Maddison, Brody, Knox, and Raelynn, two nieces, Jennifer and Alexis, and two nephews, Bryan and Daylin.

Preceding Dar in death besides her parents, was her brother, Roy Dale Teter and Michael Burnside, the father of her children.

Dar was a graduate of Harman High School with the class of 1986. She had worked as a payroll clerk for Timberline Ski Resort. She never knew a stranger she was kind loving and always willing to help anyone that was down on their luck or just needed a friend. She lived a very simple life, and material things didn’t matter to her. She was a person that could light up a room…One of her favorite things to do was camping in Gandy with her friends and family. And also riding the back roads with the love of her life, Greg Hanlin. Gandy was her happy place, and she was very proud of where she came from. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers, plants, and setting on her porch enjoying the beauty around her. She was spiritual and magical at the same time. She was so easy to talk to and was always willing to help and give advice anyone that needed help.
Family was so important to her which was why she felt so close to all her aunts and uncles and cousins. Dar was also a dog mom loving and caring for her Sissy, her dog and Little D, her cat. Dar will be missed by so many, and she will always remain in every heart she touched.

Visitation will be held at the Whitmer Church of God on Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 12pm until 2pm, during which time the casket will remain closed. At 2pm, a funeral service will be held, and interment will be held at a later date in Laurel Hill Cemetery. The governor’s mandate for social distancing and facial coverings is still in effect.

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