Audrey Lawson Nelson

December 17, 1929 - July 29, 2013 

Audrey Lawson Nelson

December 17, 1929 - July 29, 2013 

Obituary for Audrey Lawson Nelson

Nelson
Audrey L.(nee Lawson), 83, died peacefully July 29th 2013. Audrey was born in Orange,
NJ and grew up in Montclair. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence B.
Nelson in 2009. Audrey and Larry moved to Franklin Lakes in 1966 where they raised
their children, Holly Nelson Rickert and her husband Doug Rickert of Wyckoff and Scott
Palmer Nelson and his wife Mariella of Wyckoff. She leaves behind her loving
grandchildren Lindsay, Caroline, Colin, Benjamin, Liam, Grace and Lily.
Audrey attended Wheaton College and received her BS from NYU. She worked as a
bacteriologist and allergist assistant to Dr. Joseph L. Goldman in Manhattan before
retiring in the 90’s. She spent countless hours volunteering for local charities and
Planned Parenthood. Audrey was a church and choir member of High Mountain
Presbyterian Church, the Pro Arte Choral, Ridgewood Country Club and former member
of the Indian Trail Club.
Audrey's life was full and varied. She loved music, the Arts and travel, especially
sharing all with friends and family. Her travels took her around the world many times
over and her love of music kept her at the opera, ballet and theater regularly. She
thoroughly enjoyed attending all her grandchildren's performances and sporting events.
She will be greatly missed by all.
The Family will receive friends, Monday, August 5th, 4-8pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral
Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff (www.vpfh.com). A memorial service will be held on
Tuesday, August 6th, 11am, at the High Mountain Presbyterian Church, 730 Franklin
Lakes Rd., Franklin Lakes NJ. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Audrey
Nelson Memorial Organ Fund, High Mountain Presbyterian Church, 730 Franklin Lakes
Rd., Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. Let the music play on...

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