Kathleen Adele Brough
James W. Quinn
Fred J. Ulf
Dana Yvonne ‘Vonnie’ McLean
Jimmie LeRoy Jones
Ronald David Moor
Meredith Ann (Beckstead) Nelson
4/11/1931 - 9/20/2011
Meredith, 80, of Sequim, WA died
peacefully on September 20, 2011
after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Meredith was born on April 11, 1931 in Ogdensburg, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Margaret Beckstead of Massena, NY, brothers David, Craig, Stuart, Brenton and sister Lorna. One brother, Weymouth Beckstead, lives in Massena, NY.
Meredith is survived by her loving husband Jerry Nelson, daughters; Cynthia (Randy) Blank, Cary, IL; Valerie (Graeson) Parsons, Asotin, WA; Stephanie (Dave) Mantey, Washougal, WA and son David
(Tracy) Nelson, Snohomish, WA. She has 9 grandchildren: Dana Blank, Mallorie Nelson, Lorna Mantey, Kyle Blank, Makenzie Parsons, Spencer Nelson, Erin Blank, Grant Parsons, and Sarah Mantey.
Meredith graduated from Massena High in 1949 and from Crouse
Irving School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY in 1952. After marrying Jerry Nelson in 1958 in Massena, the family moved on to Pittsburgh, PA; West Covina, CA; Vancouver, WA and then to retirement in Sequim, WA in 1999. Meredith was a member of the Eastern Star.
Her primary interest was total and absolute devotion to her family. Other activities included church, boating, gardening, horseshoes, bowling and any other sport where she could beat and embarrass the men in her family.
Memorial services will be held at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church in Sequim on Saturday, October 15 at 4:00pm. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made in Meredith Nelson’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1650 NW Naito Pkwy. #190, Portland, OR 97209. Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements. www.sequimvalleychapel.com