April 6, 1948 – May 28, 2020

   “Our Lord called our Libby home the morning of May 28th.  If you ever met my Libby, I expect you loved her.  She had a pure, sincere way of touching everyone, and always spoke from her heart.”

   Libby passed away at her home in Frisco, Texas. 

   She was born in Japan on April 6, 1948 to COL (RET) Daniel Jack Nelson and Winifred (Mahan) Nelson.

   Libby is survived by her loving husband, COL (RET) Darrell W. Singleton; children: Darrell “DJ” W. Singleton, Jr. (Drew), and Ryan D. Singleton (Susan); grandchildren: Ean R. Singleton, Sydney R. Singleton, and Cassidy H. Singleton; and siblings: Mary Ellen Spahr, Daniel J. Nelson, Jr., Patricia Nelson, William P. Nelson, and Teresa “Terri” Lujan. 

   “My life will never be the same without my Libby.  I will always cherish her.  I will always love her – I suspect you will also.”

   A public visitation with social distancing will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO.  Private interment will be at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Libby’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org.

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This Obituary Has 29 Condolences

  1. So sorry to hear this sad news about sweet Libby. My love and prayers are with her sister, Mary Ellen and all of Libby’s loving family.

  2. My heart is broken. Lib and I had been friends since 1970. She was honest, funny, kindhearted and a faithful friend. My love and prayers to the entire family.

  3. This is so stinking hard. I miss her so much!
    I’ll miss bible study together, lunch at Cheesecake Factory and shopping at Nordstrom ( her favorite ) we had such a beautiful loving friendship that I will cherish forever ❤️
    Libby I love you !!!!

  4. I am very sad to hear this news, but Libby is free from pain at last and in God’s loving arms. I have so many fond memories of Libby. I’m so happy I could call her friend. Blessings to her family.
    Pam (Jackson) Cullen

  5. Darrell, Ron and I are sending prayers your way. What a gift to have had Libby in our lives. I’m hoping you’ll come up this way to recharge before too long. Blessings as you forage ahead on this journey filled with sadness and also many fun, loving, and great memories.

  6. My heart aches for Darrell and the kids. I’ve known Libby for over 40 years and although we lost touch for awhile, it was like we’d never been apart. She was an awesome friend and will be missed. Prayers for comfort during this time of grief for her entire family.

  7. Sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and family .Libby was a very sweet Lady .

  8. REST EASY IN ETERNAL PEACE

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss, love Ruth

  10. Pete and I are so very sorry to hear of Libby’s passing. Our prayers and condolences to you and the family. We have fond memories of our times together at Pope.

  11. Darrell and kids
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is certainly in our prayers, we pray that God will give each of you comfort. Love you

    Tony and JoAnn Fite

  12. So sorry for your loss. This is Dianne Wallace William’s, from Tulip. So good to hear from schoolmates but so sad it has to be under these conditions. I am praying for you and yours for comfort today and in the days to come.

  13. We are so sorry to hear this bad news. Libby was such a nice person – fond remembrances of her at Hillcrest.

  14. Kris and I are so sorry to learn of Libby’s passing. She was a high school friend and was very dear to Kris’s mother.

  15. Darrell, we are heartbroken to get this news! She has been fighting so hard and with Faith to keep herself going. She dearly loved you all and from this distance we have been praying for and with her. There are so many memories going back to when we met at Pope in the 70s. We send you, DJ, Ryan and their families all our love. Ann and Nels Wilt

  16. Suzanne and I are so sorry for you loss, Love Larry

  17. Libby was beautiful inside and out, funny, and very caring. We were happy to have her as our friend. May God comfort her lovely family in the days ahead.🙏🏻✝️❤️

  18. Libby was the type of person who always opened her heart and home to anybody regardless of circumstance. As a teenage boy in 1990 I became friends with her boys and thus became part of her family. Later in life she played a very special role When I asked my wife to marry me. She was there for it and took the pictures and held onto the ring until it was time. I’ll never forget you Libby. You were one of God’s best! You are so missed. Love to the whole family.

  19. Darrell, we are so sorry for your loss. You and Libby were great neighbors.

  20. Libby was a thoughtful,loving friend. She brought joy, wisdom and laughter into my life. Darrell, my prayers are with you.

  21. Libby was my cousin. I have great memories of her and family visits to Billings. Later we met up as we were stationed in San Antonio. She was a special person . What a blessing she was she touched us all with her smile and her trust in God. I’m sure they are all rejoicing in Heaven !!

  22. Dear Darell
    We are so sorry for loss of Libby. You have our deepest sympathy.
    John and Janie Blind

  23. Darrell, I am so sorry for your loss!! Will be praying for comfort for you and the family during this time. Love you.

  24. Libby was all of that, what a beautiful tribute to a wonderful wife, mother grandmother and friend. We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Darrell I am so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I was looking forward to possibly meeting her and you again at our school reunion before this COVID-19 pandemic. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Linda Dickinson

  26. Our condolences. We are so sorry. Roger and Margie Horrigan

  27. Dear Darrell, I cannot believe our sweet Libby is no longer with us. I know she is reunited with our Lord and Savior, and knowing she is puts me and I’m sure all who knew loved her are at peace as well. You’re in my heart and prayers and I will miss Libby and all our talks and laughs. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  28. Dear Darrell and family. We just learned of Libby’s death from Sean today. We are sorry for your loss. We had good memories from Rhein-Main and the Pentagon.

  29. Blessings to your family and rest in the Lord’s peace

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