Margaret “Marge” Nelson died peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Charlottesville at the age of 83.

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Lola Dawson.

Marge was married to Robert “Bob” Nelson, who proceeded her in death, for 60 years. Lynn Anne Nelson, a daughter, also proceeded her in death.

Marge is survived by her son, Stewart Nelson and his wife Patty of Charlottesville; granddaughter, Jessica Basham and husband Owen of Riverside, Connecticut; grandson, Eric Nelson and wife Kara of Manhattan, New York; great grandchildren Callum, Henry, Margot (namesake) and Elliot; Sisters, Kathy Keating and husband Mike of Brandon, South Dakota, and Pat Kinney and husband Dan of Federal Way, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Marge will always be remembered as a lady who was positive, encouraging, kind, sweet and who loved her family completely. She emphasized respect, listening, work ethic, education, integrity and faith to her family. She enjoyed her life in South Boston for 23 years prior to relocating to be with her son and his wife in Charlottesville. Marge was a member of First Presbyterian Church, South Boston.

A graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish, South Dakota at a future date.

For memorials, consider Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital-Project PRIME Scholarship Fund, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592 or First Presbyterian Church, 800 N. Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.

Arrangements by Teague Funeral Home, Charlottesville.