Baylor Mourns Passing of Karla Nelson

January 3, 2017
Honoring a Legacy: Karla Nelson


Baylor University is mourning the passing of Karla Nelson, who served 18 years with Baylor’s Information Technology Services (ITS), most recently as a senior analyst/programmer in ITS client services. Nelson died Dec. 25 at the age of 53.

“Karla was a treasured colleague and a very caring person, always pleasant and kind,” said Vicky Gerik, assistant vice president for client services in Baylor ITS. “She worked in several areas of ITS during her time at Baylor, but her most recent job, where she designed small departmental systems, was her favorite because she loved making it easier for employees to do their job tasks. They were so many areas of the University that Karla touched. She will be greatly missed by all.”

She is survived by her husband, Lance Nelson, of Robinson; two sons, Craig Nelson, and his wife, Patty, of Houston, and Rick Nelson, and his wife, Haily, of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Karen McInnis, and husband, Wayne, of Woodward, Oklahoma, and Connie Love of Lubbock; two brothers, Kenneth Cody, and his wife, Charlie, of Robinson, and John Cody, and his wife, Trelanie, of Canyon. Karla’s first granddaughter, Reagan, is due to arrive in February.

Please continue to keep Karla’s family, friends and her colleagues in ITS in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Colleagues have chosen to honor her memory through gifts to the Baylor Scholarship Fund.
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