Shirley Collie Nelson
American singer/songwriter
Shirley Collie Nelson
Shirley Collie Nelson, born Shirley Angelina Simpson, was an American country music and rockabilly singer, yodeler, guitarist and songwriter. From 1963 to 1971, she was the second wife of country star Willie Nelson.
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Familiar faces take the Wealden singles titles
Middle Sussex Ties - almost 5 years
A combination of excellent bowling, close finishes, fighting comebacks and some new names appearing on the honours board marked another successful finals weekend for Wealden Indoor Bowls Club. Both the ladies and men’s singles went to previous holders, with Helen Brooks claiming her fourth ladies championship. After a slightly shaky opening when Brooks was playing second fiddle to Jill Saunders, the three-times previous champion then fought back well to level the scores at 12 shots apiece. From then on the game could have gone either way and a close finish looked to be on the cards until a decisive turn on the 19th end. At that point Brooks was ahead 17-15 and holding three shots before an unlucky bowl by Saunders gave her opponent the four shots she needed for the title. It was a somewhat abrupt end to a well fought game. The men’s championship went once again to Ralph Steele who despite trailing in the early stages to Nick Cooke, went on to win decisively 21-9. After levellin ...
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Barry D. Nelson - Sioux City Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Kurt (Pam) Nelson of Heidelberg, Germany, Kyle (Kristin) Nelson of Sioux City, Shawn (Andrea) Nelson of Dakota Dunes, and Justain Nelson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brothers, Arden (Shirley) Nelson of Sarasota, Fla., Randy (Myrt) Nelson of Raymore, Mo.,
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Akron's Scarecrow Festival is family fun time - Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson (left) and Sue Higman (right) have been touring the area with their colorful friends, as they promote the Great Akron Scarecrow Festival & Contest set for Saturday, Sept. 17. The 2011 Great Akron Scarecrow Festival
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Metro School Looking for New Bus Drivers - NewsChannel5.com
Google News - over 5 years
With the starting pay of less than $13 an hour, the money is not what's keeping Shirley Nelson driving buses for Metro Schools. She's been driving school busses for nearly 25 years. "I'm going to treat these children like I treat my own children,"
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Seniors strike gold in Kootenays - Surrey Now
Google News - over 5 years
Other gold medal winners from Surrey included Becky Willis (badminton), Ed and Shirley Nelson (bridge), Herar Grewal (men's 70-74 tennis), Marshall Bertram (men's golf), the BC Blues slo-pitch team and the Schooners over-55 men's hockey team
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Death, Milan Lee Blase - York News-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Also surviving are his grandchildren which include Kasey, Korey, and Jordyn Blase, Karlie and Joslyn Blase and Zachary and Trinity Blase; a sister Betty Anderson of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers-in-law Charles (Shirley) Nelson of Central City and Bill
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Avery J. Bonstead 1932-2011 - Emmetsburg News
Google News - over 5 years
... Clara Mae of Graettinger; a brother, Leonard and wife, Eadie of Fairmont, MN; brother-in-law, Francis Schealler and wife, Doris of Graettinger; many nieces and nephews; a special niece, Shirley Nelson and special family friend, Pam Wegener
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News Notes July 28-Aug. 4 - St. Peter Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Pictured are 1st row - left to right: Marilyn Sietzer Miller, Jerry Dunham, Don Gustafson, Shirley Nelson Chrest, Corrine Knutson Clarkin, Roxie Fiedler Kant, Mary Carol Ritz Sterner. 2nd row - left to right Jean Mans Wright, Harlan Hegdal, Jim Sawyer,
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Rangerettes reunite for Livingston parade - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson, who was on the team around the same time, laughed and said the Rangerettes were "so unsophisticated." The girls didn't have much experience, and they had only seven on the team. Still, it was fun. But Marion Chlarson Wyman,
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How to solve sudoku puzzles - Valley Bugler Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson: I really enjoyed you story about Grammy Fran, it always is sad when someone that we truly loved goes... Elizabeth: What an awesome story! Thanks for posting. Kellsie: What a joy to find sonmeoe else who thinks this way
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Hires and promotions, June 29 - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson and Gary Hall have joined the board of directors of the East Bay Community Foundation. Nelson is board chair and CEO at Summit Bank of Oakland and of Bancshares Inc., its holding company. Hall is an executive director in the investment
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Presidential hopeful looking to 'fix America' makes stop in Portage - Sauk Prairie Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
When Davis asked what they think the nation needs most, Shirley Nelson replied, "To get more women in Congress." "Well," Davis said, "I can't help with that." Nancy Wescott asked Davis what he would do about Social Security
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It's ready, Geddie go for busy Graeme - Mid Sussex Times (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson, Sue Patterson, Celia Woodward and Sue Willmott recovered from an eight-shot deficit to win their second round match in the Gladys Roland competition against Worthing but in the ladies county pairs last year's finalists Carol Watson and
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Fairway Notebook: Her Second Hole-in-One - Southern Pines Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
Flight 13 – Josie Maniskas and Shirley Nelson, 30.5; Barbara Miller and Mary Ann Rowe, 29 points. Flight 14 – Janet Baron and Maria Davis, 32.5 points; Jo Borthwick and Francine Smarrelli, 28.5 points. Flight 15 - Helen Brissette and Myrna Spencer,
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Athletic Republic Half Marathon results [UPDATED] - Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Shirley Nelson, Erhard, Minn., 54:23; 439. Teanna Nelson, Woodbury, Minn., 54:24; 440. Christina Saurer, Dalton, Minn., 54:38; 441. Kathy Hammer, Ashby, Minn., 54:43; 442. Lonette Heiden, Fergus Falls, Minn., 54:43; 443. Russell Krueger, Fergus Falls,
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Rendall Rogers Boutwell - Troy Messenger
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Boutwell is survived by his daughter, Angela Waterman (Mike), Ex-wife, Linda Boutwell, 2 grandchildren, Dylan and Dakota Flora, 3 sisters, Saraett Pittman, Shirley Nelson and Patricia Boutwell; special niece Christina Boutwell Messina and other
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shirley Collie Nelson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 78
    Nelson died in Springfield, Missouri on January 27, 2010, aged 78, following a long illness, and was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Springfield.
    More Details Hide Details She is survived by her widower, Ed Melton; and a sister, Mary Lou Ritchie.
  • 1996
    Age 64
    She continued to perform in Branson, Missouri and received a lifetime achievement award from KMBZ in 1996.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 55
    From 1987 - 89, Nelson worked for the state of Missouri with the mentally disabled.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 39
    After she discovered Nelson had fathered a daughter with Connie Koepke, who would become his third wife, their marriage fell apart and they divorced in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details In the years following, however, she would perform and yodel with Nelson when he toured in Missouri until she retired; and the two collaborated on her 2009 book, Memoir: Scrapbooks in My Mind: Featuring Shirley and Willie Nelson and Many Others.
  • 1968
    Age 36
    The couple co-wrote his 1968 single "Little Things", and she is credited with writing his singles "I Hope So" (1969) and "Once More With Feeling" (1970).
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  • 1963
    Age 31
    They married in Las Vegas in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details As Nelson's career flourished, he talked her into staying home in Ridgetop outside Nashville, where she helped raise his three children by his first wife, Martha.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 29
    In 1961, she made her chart debut with the Harlan Howard song “Dime a Dozen,” which rose to No. 25 on the Billboard country chart.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, "Why Baby Why", her duet with Warren Smith, reached No. 23. Soon record producer Joe Allison approached her to sing with Willie Nelson, who previous singers had been unable to sing harmony with him due to his style. Their 1962 duet, "Willingly", climbed to No. 10 and was his first chart hit, but it failed to establish him as a star. In 1962, Collie was offered the role of semi-regular character Pearl Bodine on the CBS-TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, but instead began touring with Nelson, playing bass guitar in his band.
  • 1958
    Age 26
    In 1958, she left Springfield to tour with The Philip Morris Country Music Show based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she met the show's manager and emcee, Hiram "Biff" Collie, a country music disc jockey on KFOX-AM in Long Beach, California.
    More Details Hide Details They married and she moved to Hollywood, appearing on Country America on KABC-TV. Both were also regulars on KTTV-TV's Town Hall Party, and Collie was a guest on NBC-TV's You Bet Your Life in 1960. Starting in 1960, Collie released singles on the Liberty Records label with Floyd Tillman, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, and Clyde Beavers.
  • 1957
    Age 25
    In 1957, she recorded two singles with Lefty Frizzell on Columbia Records, as well as two solo numbers.
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  • 1956
    Age 24
    In 1956, she released her first singles on the label under her Jubilee stage name, Shirley Caddell, and made a guest appearance on The Eddy Arnold Show.
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  • 1955
    Age 23
    She settled in Corpus Christi and performed locally until the fall of 1955, when the redhead was offered a regular role on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee in Springfield, Missouri and signed a recording contract with ABC-Paramount.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on March 16, 1931.
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