Barbara Nielsen - July 14, 2009Former Aurora CPA Barbara A. Nielsen, 72, of Navasota, Texas, died Monday evening, July 14, 2009 at Grimes-St. Joseph Health Center in Navasota.
A celebration of life and reception was held Friday, Dec. 18 at Navasota Theatre Alliance’s Sunny Furman Theatre in Navasota.
She was born July 28, 1937 in Harlingen, Texas to John and Rachel Bittick McDaniel. She graduated from Navasota High School in 1955 and later in life went back to school and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1984.
A certified public accountant, she had her own office in Aurora. Upon her return to Navasota, she worked at Patout & Company and Turner, Pierce & Fultz, Inc.
She was a long time supporter and former board member of the Navasota Theatre Alliance and was a cast member in several productions as well as a director. She was also involved with the Yorkshire Playhouse in York, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin Nielsen.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Killion of Navasota; a son, Kenneth A. Killion, Jr.; grandchildren, Katlynn, Kody, Logan and Landon Killion, all of York; the father of her children, Ken Killion of Marquette; stepson, Dale (Sherri) Nielsen and children, Micah, Sam and Luke of Brainard; stepdaughter, Dianne (Ken) Adkisson and children, Jordan, Brittany and Jessica, Carol Paige and husband Woody and daughter Carin, all of Lincoln; stepson, Kent Nielsen of Phoenix, Ariz. and stepdaughter, Kathy Nielsen and children, Triniti and Maceo Greer of Albuquerque, N.M.
The family has requested memorials to Yorkshire Playhouse, 517 N. Lincoln Ave., York, NE 68467.