Dame Molly Peel Nelson DBE

Born1912 Modder 'B' Mine, Johannesburg

Life Events

1934Married The Hon. Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs KCMG, GCVO, OBE in St. John's Church, Bulawayo
1935Birth of son Jeremy Herbert Gibbs
1937Birth of son Nigel Henry Vicary Gibbs
1938Birth of son Timothy Durant Gibbs
1941Birth of son Kenneth Richard Gibbs
1947Birth of son Simon Humphrey Gibbs
1990Death of husband The Hon. Sir Humphrey Vicary Gibbs KCMG, GCVO, OBE

Biography and Notes

2nd daughter of John Peel Nelson of Bulawayo, Rhodesia. Baptised 3 March 1913 at Benoni. Educated at Girls' High School, Barnato Park, Johannesburg.

D.B.E. (1969). President of Rhodesia Red Cross for 19 years until 1978; President of Girl Guides Association for 20 years until 1979; President National Council of Women; President African Women's Clubs.

Interests: Farm livestock, breeding Labradors, sewing, water colour painting (Exhibition 1976), and fish farming.