Karen Lynn "Doway" Nelson
August 28, 1953 - August 30, 2017
One week ago, the world became a little less bright. It aches my heart to inform all family and friends that my mother, Karen Nelson, passed away in the early morning hours on August 30th. Her daily struggle with diabetes was finally too much, and she peacefully stopped fighting in her sleep.
Anyone who knew my mom knows what an amazing, kind, compassionate, generous, selfless, loving, and beautiful woman she was. She left a wonderful legacy of love and kindness. All she ever wanted was to be with family. Despite the unbearable emotional pain I'm feeling, I can take solace knowing that her final wish of being donated to the Willed Body program at UT Southwestern was granted. Even in death . . .