Barbara Mcdowell Nelson, of Los Altos Hills, California passed away peacefully on January 30, 2014 at the age of 77. Barbara was born in San Francisco, California to Arthur and Frances McDowell. She was the sister of Beverly McDowell Davis.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Thomas Nelson, children and spouses, Gregory Nelson, Todd and Tiffany Nelson, Karen and Mark Shannon. She is survived by 6 grandchildren, Tommy Nelson, Nicolette Nelson, Cooper Nelson, Riley Shannon and Kelly Shannon of Huntington Beach and Ramonette Nelson Tufteland of Norway. Barbara will be missed by her loving family and friends. Barbara was an active member of 45 years at Los Altos Golf and Country Club where she had many friends.
A private memorial service was held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Los Altos, California on February 7th 2014. Any memorial contributions in her honor can be made to The Children's Home Society of California.