Nellie was born in Kenedy the daughter of Sam Houston Hemby and Sadie McGee Hemby on May 31, 1926. She attended and graduated Kenedy High School, class of 1943. After graduating high school, Nellie went to work for the State of Texas as a secretary. Nellie retired in 1988, after 31 years of work.
Survivors include her son, David John Olsen of Austin; her daughter, Carol Pratt and husband Arthur of North Carolina; her 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and her brother, Sam Hemby and wife Pat of Kenedy.
Preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Ellen Olsen and her sister, Thelma Hyltin.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy with, Rev. Walter Hill, III, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the American Legion.