Grace I.A. "Toni" Nelson, 88, of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Seaside, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Yuma.

She was born May 3, 1921, in Perth, West Australia, the oldest of five children of Jim and Grace (Brown) Murphy. She attended high school in Perth.

On Dec. 20, 1964, she married Robert "Bob" Nelson. He survives, residing in Yuma.

Mrs. Nelson and her husband owned restaurants in Seaside and Gearhart for many years. She retired in 1993.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Dr. Dale McSherry and his wife, Irene, of Hilo, Hawaii; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at Casa Manana Club House at 2164 S. Camino Barranca in Yuma.

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