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Gay Nelson


September 9, 2021

Gay Nelson

Gay Nelson

Gay went to be with her precious Savior on Aug. 30, 2021, while living at The Pride Nursing Facility in St. John, Wash.

Gay Ellen Stroud Wise was born to Cledell (Tuff) and Ruby Wise Stroud on 1946 in Miles City, MT on Sept.9th, 1946. Because Tuff worked for the railroads and was away from home a good part of the time, when Ruby became ill, they moved to Lacrosse to be closer to family. When Ruby passed away in 1951, Gay and sister Melody went to live on the ranch west of Lacrosse with Ruby's brother Tollie and Opal Wise and son Gregg. They were then adopted in 1955. Gay loved living on th...

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