Astrid Nelson Eatherly


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SOUTHLAKE — Astrid Nelson Eatherly, 82, of Southlake, Texas, died July 5, 2014. She was born January 25, 1932, in Greeley, Colorado, to Hokan and Andrea Nelson, Swedish immigrants.

Astrid grew up in the Greeley, Colorado area with a loving family of two older sisters, Edna Webb and Francis Wilson. She obtained a teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

She devoted her life to her family. She married James W. Eatherly in 1954 and they moved to Garden City, Kansas where they lived for over 40 years. Along with raising five children, Astrid was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and involved in the Garden City community in many ways. Jim and Astrid loved to travel and were fortunate to have visited six continents. One of Astrid's favorite destinations was her parent's home in Vik, Sweden near the Baltic Sea.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James W. Eatherly of Southlake, Texas; daughters, Lynn Duebendorfer and husband David of Westport, Connecticut, Susan West of Austin, Texas, Julie Soldner and husband Steve of Keller, Texas, Amy Walleck and husband Sean of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; son, Robert J. Eatherly and wife Laura of Leawood, Kansas; brother-in-law, Duane Wilson of Eaton, Colorado. In addition Astrid was blessed with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake, TX 76092 on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to a fund set up for Astrid's caregivers. Those donations can be made out to Julie Soldner and sent to: Frost Bank, 1240 Keller Parkway, suite 100, Keller, Texas 75248.

The family is grateful to Astrid's loving friends and caregivers.


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