Zay Ruth (Partridge) Nelson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and wonderful friend, passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2018 at the age of 72 due to complications after a valient fight with cancer.
Zay was born on April 26th, 1946 in Denver, CO to Leonard and Dorothy Partridge. She grew up in Denver and gave her life to Jesus on September 1, 1963. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Denver, CO in 1964, then continued her education at Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music graduating on May 24th, 1968.
Zay was united in marriage to Marc Nelson on March 30th, 1974. Together they raised two daughters. Their lives brought them from Milwaukee to Montana to Denver until their eventual retirement in Longmont, CO.
Zay was preceded in death by her father, Leonard, her mother, Dorothy, and her infant twin brother, Jay. She is survived by her husband Marc, daughters Kelly (Jim) Lang, Sioux Falls, and Amy (Heath) Kahler, Longmont, and four grandchildren: Isaac, Charlotte, Annabelle & Logan. She is also survived by her loving sister Waiva Spezze (Louis), her beloved nieces and nephews and many friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at New Creation Church, 737 Bross St., Longmont, CO at 11:00 am.