Cindy, A.K.A. Nancy

Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Cindy Nelson

Sept. 1, 1950 — Aug. 16, 2018

Cindy, A.K.A. Nancy, went home to the mountains in the sky on Aug. 16, after a 4-year battle with cancer.

Cindy was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Fort Knox, Ky., where her life as an Army brat began. As a result of traveling the country and across the globe with her parents and siblings, she developed an adventurous spirit and love of traveling.

At 19, being driven by her independence and free spirit, she left her home in Michigan, she headed west to Idaho, she later moved to Fairview, Mont. There she met her first husband Art, and together they have two children. After she and Art separated, they remained friends and continued to work together to raise Justin and Teresa. She opened her own consignment store and was a successful businesswoman.

After her children were grown and gone, she jumped on her Harley and took a soul-searching journey across the southwest and up the West Coast shoreline. At the conclusion of this journey, she decided to make a change and she moved to Billings.

There she met the love of her life and soul mate, Don. They were married and moved to Absarokee. Together they enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting. They loved to dance and play pool; she schooled everyone that was silly enough to challenge her.

She opened a consignment shop in Absarokee called Wild Rose Consignment, she was also a partner in her husband’s business, Absaroka Lawn and Tree service. She loved life, friends, family, her dogs and her cat and most of all her husband Don.

She is survived by her husband Don; her son Justin (Michelle) Tyler; her daughter Teresa (Ron) Finley; nine grandchildren, Garrett, Logan, Morgan, Paul, Kevin, Cassie, Logan, Kegan, and Willow; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Remi; her brother Mike and sister Marcia, along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Rollis and Edna, her brother Scott and two of her best friends, Toni and Cathie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Community Congregational Church in Absarokee, Mont.