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Shirley J. Nelson

September 27, 1941 — April 2, 2023

Twin Falls, Idaho

Shirley Jean (Baty) Nelson, 81, of Twin Falls, passed away on April 2nd, 2023.
Shirley was born on September 27,1941 to Louie and Lila (Cleaver) Baty in Twin Falls. Shirley met the love of her life while she was in high school, Glenn “Gary” Nelson. They got married on December 1, 1957, when Shirley was 16 years old. They immediately started a family and had 3 daughters. Sheree Nelson, Debra Nelson, and Colleen (Nelson) Murphy. By the time Shirley was 20, Gary and she had established their family and their home on the Hollister farm.
In her younger years Shirley had a passion for swimming and spent a lot of her time at the Buhl Community Pool. She took this love of swimming and became a swimming instructor and trainer at Nat-Soo-Pah in Hollister. When she was not at the pool, she volunteered her time at American Red Cross. Shirley was a beautiful young lady and even had a short career in hair modeling. Shirley and Gary were a dynamic duo. Between farming and owning snowmobile and auto dealerships it seemed as though they had their hands in everything, but this wasn’t enough for them. In 1980 they received their Realtor licenses and together opened Nelson Realty in 1986. Shirley retired from Nelson Realty in 2018 and the company remains open under their eldest daughter Sheree.
Shirley is survived by her brother Gary Baty, sister Carmen (Baty) Assendrup, her 3 daughters, Sheree, Debra, and Colleen, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley was predeceased by her parents, husband Gary, and sister JoAnn.
Services will be held at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls on April 11th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hollister Community Presbyterian Church.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Rosenau Funeral Home & Crematory

2826 Addison Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301

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