Toni Lea Nelson

Toni Lea Nelson

Santa Paula
Toni Lea Nelson, 44, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, June 15, 2009 with her loving husband at her side after an eight year battle with cancer. Toni was born February 24, 1965 in Carson City, Michigan to Larry Lee Meyers and Karen Kaye Beltinck.
More than anything in her life Toni was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and friend. Toni was so full of life she had inherited a unique sense of humor. She left this world greatly comforted by the belief that everyone would remember her as the witty, fun-loving, caring and affectionate woman they knew her to be. Her husband Jeff is grateful to have shared the adventurous and thrilling experience that was life with Toni.
Toni was an avid animal lover, especially cats and horse. Growing up in Michigan she was very active in 4-H. One of her favorite things at age nine was to tow her friends through the snow on toboggans using her horse. At thirteen she was barrel racing and eventually went on to win a world championship on her buckskin American Quarter Horse “Dun Deluxe” (Dundee) in 1995. Years later it was her wish to donate her horse to “Heart of a Horse” foundation that promotes the well-being of horses and teaches children the value of animals and responsibility of caring for them. Through her life Toni always had at least one cat, but usually several, since she had a real soft spot for recues. She loved to camp at the beach and Ride Mountain bikes with her Husband Jeff.
Toni is preceded in death by her, brother, Todd Meyers in, 1980. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Scott Nelson, Mother, Karen Torres and half brothers, Brent Meyers and David Meyers.
A graveside service will be held Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:00am at Bardsdale Cemetery 1698 S. Sespe St. Fillmore, Ca 93015 with Father Tom Dome officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, CA (805) 525-3391