Ann Nicole Nelson lived on this earth between
the years 1971 and 2001. Her life was both joyful and purposeful.
She looked for meaning in all her experiences and seemed to
be guided by a plan that was greater than all of us.
She placed great value on education and believed
that all the world was a classroom. This led her to travel
throughout this country as well as many others. She loved
and enjoyed people, embraced diversity, and felt that we all
have much to learn from each other. Ann established college
funds for many of her young relatives and friends. She attended
Stanley Public School, Stanley, ND; Campus School in Minot,
ND; Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI; and Carleton College
in Northfield, MN. She also studied at Cambridge in England
and spent a semester on a study tour throughout China. She
recently spent time in Peru, Norway, and Ireland.Ann was born
on Syttende Mai and loved to celebrate holidays and special
occasions with her friends. Her birthday party sometimes lasted
for a week. Ann enjoyed all sports and participated in a variety
of events including skiing, golf, tennis and soccer.
Ann died as the result of the terrorist attack
on the World Trade Center where she worked on the 104th floor
as a bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald.She previously worked
for Dain Rauscher from 1993 to 2000, first in Minneapolis,
and then in Chicago.
Ann is survived by her parents, Gary and Jenette;
brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Dawn; their five children,
Brittany, Brooke, Jessie, Jeremiah and Brianna, boyfriend
of three years, Eric Lockovitch; her Newfoundland dog, Newman;
many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as the enormous
family of loving friends who will miss her dearly. She would
not want us to grieve...only remember.