Nellie “Zuliabell” Blackwell
Nellie Zuliabell Blackwell, known to her friends and family as “Zuliabell,” was born Oct. 14, 1935 to Rolland Bell and Zulia May Flemons in Pueblo, Colo. She has been married to her sweetheart, Duane Blackwell, for 63 years. They have nine children, 36 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren. After the first six children were born, she returned to school and graduated as valedictorian from Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo. Her talents and hobbies include writing poetry, music, reading, and being with her large, loving family. Her birthday celebration will be Oct. 24. We love you, Mom! Happy birthday!