Margaret Jane Nelson, 83, of Amarillo, TX died Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Margaret was born on October 24, 1937 in Amarillo, TX to William and Margaruite Rodgers.
MJ had a lifetime of community involvement and volunteerism in the Amarillo area. This started at Amarillo High School as a cheerleader and developed into true community altruism. She was an elementary school teacher, a part of the Amarillo High School Alumni Association, Amarillo area chapter representative for Kappa Alpha Theta, a former president of the Amarillo Symphony, former president of Christian Women’s Fellowship, she held various leadership positions in the Junior League of Amarillo, as well as maintaining membership in numerous civic and community organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Nelson.
Survivors include a daughter, Meg Thornton and husband Bill, of Fruita, CO; son, Rod Nelson and wife Missy, of Cleburne, TX; and grandson, Brady Nelson.