Nellie was 87 when she passed away in Templeton, Calif. Nellie was born on her grandparents farm in Boone County, Iowa.
She moved to California as a young lady becoming a mother to her only daughter, Claudia. She became involved in various activities such as the Democratic Party, PTA, and Woman’s Club while working as a window dresser, retail sales and office assistant while raising her daughter.
The last 20 years of her career were as an office manager for Cotter and Company where she met and married the love of her life Charles (C.R.) Doutt.
After retiring Nellie and C.R. moved to the Denver area where they were close to two of C.R.’s daughters and family.
She had numerous adventures traveling the world with C.R. and also became an accomplished quilter. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her extended family which included eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. After C.R.’s death Nellie moved to California to be close to her daughter and family.
Nellie loved to play cards with her friends and will be missed for her sharp wit and sense of humor.
Nellie is survived by her daughter Claudia, son-in-law Eddie, sister Deborah, numerous extended family and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles and her brother Gail.