January 30, 1949 - January 21, 2019
Kathy Anne Nelson (nee Jonas), passed away on January 21, 2019, at the age of 69 years old.
was born January 30, 1949 to Capt. George S. & Dorothy E. Jonas
(nee Tracey) in Tokyo, Japan where her father was stationed at Yokota
As part of a military family she spent time in El
Salvador, Lake Charles, LA, Waco, TX, San Antonio, TX and Wiesbaden,
Germany (Rhein Main AB). She attended several schools to include
Woodlawn Hills Elementary, St. Luke's Catholic School and Providence HS
(San Antonio, TX) and finally graduating from General H.H. Arnold HS in
(Wiesbaden, Germany). Upon return to the U.S. she attended San Antonio
Community College where she obtained an Associates Degree. Later she
worked and trained at the McKown Dental Clinic on Lackland AFB, TX where
she obtained a Dental Hygienist Certification. In the 1980's, while
working at St. Mary's University, she attended night school to further
her knowledge and worked towards a degree in Business Administration.
worked at St. Mary's University where she was Secretary for the
Director of Physical Plant (Maintenance) and later in the Bursar's
Office. After leaving St. Mary's she started a nearly 20 year career as a
Substitute Teacher in the San Antonio Independent School District where
she focused mainly in five schools (Huppertz EL, Mann MS, Longfellow
MS, Edison HS and Jefferson HS). During her time, she touched many
lives. Kathy wasalso involved in many of the Booster Clubs that were
associated with the childrens' schools raising money and volunteering to
further the Clubs activities. Kathy was the Chairperson for the Lost
and Found at the University's Annual Fiesta Oyster Bake For 34 yrs.
Kathy was also a member of the Beethoven Damenchor and the Harp &
Kathy is survived by her husband of 31 yrs,
David Nelson Sr., Sons David Nelson Jr. (Allen, TX), Patrick Bell and
wife Becky (Mckinney, TX), Michael Nelson and wife Alex (Menchaca, TX),
Daughters Tracey Bell-Carmichael and husband Robbie (San Antonio, TX),
Melissa Summerville and husband Eric (San Antonio, TX) and Dorothy
Nelson and wife Kristen (San Antonio, TX), sister Lynn Tuter and husband
Del (Las Vegas, NV), brother Christopher Jonas (Corpus Christi, TX), 8
grandkids and an even larger extended family.
A Celebration of
Kathy's life will be held at Beethoven Maennerchor Hall at 422 Pereida
St, San Antonio, TX 78210, on February 2, 2019 from 1-5 pm. Donations in
lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, San Antonio Liederkranz ( http://www.saliederkranz.org/ ), St. Mary's University (www.stmarytx.edu
) or San Antonio Beethoven Maennerchor
in the name and memory of Kathy Jonas Nelson.