She was born Feb. 2, 1940, to William Christopher and Opal (Taylor) Nelson in Ames. She was a loving mother, cared for many friends, enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and butterflies.
She was a homemaker and graduated from Ames High School in 1958.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Randy Scott.
She is survived by her daughter, Darcee Goodman and son, Shawne Goodman, and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Ames.