Jeri Lea Nelson Finkeldei, Age 69, of Eureka Springs, AR, died peacefully on April 27, 2022, in Little Rock AR, after a brief illness. Jeri was born on June 19, 1952, to Bertha and Frank Gorden. She grew up in Oklahoma. She raised her family in Dodge City, KS, a place that was dear to her heart. After retirement, she relocated to Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas near Eureka Springs where she enjoyed life fully with her husband, Darrell. She enjoyed the lake, boating, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved cooking, art, and music. She will be remembered for her smile, her love of people, her story telling, and her sense of humor.