Judi Meredith Nelson died April 30. She was 77.
Mrs. Nelson was born Oct. 13, 1936, to Herbert Boutin and Janice Starr, in Portland. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. At 15, she was a professional ice skater in the Ice Follies until 1951. She went on to co-star and star in numerous television shows and films, such as: Summer Love, Jack the Giant Killer, Night Walker, Queen of Blood, Gunsmoke, Have Gun will Travel, Wagon Train, Bonanza and Hawaii Five-O. She married Gary Nelson. They lived together in Encino, Calif., until 1998 then resided in both Chicago and Palm Beach, Fla., until finally settling in Las Vegas in 2002.
She is survived by her husband Gary; sons, Garrett Nelson, Las Vegas, and Blue Nelson, Los Angeles; and sister, Randa DeLorge, La Pine.