Alice O. Nelson


Alice O. Nelson
July 5, 1917 - November 19, 2011

Walla Walla - Alice O. Nelson, 94, passed to her rest on November 19, 2011, at the Washington Odd Fellows
Home, 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. Burial will be private
in the Rock Creek Cemetery, Canby, Oregon. There will be a
memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be
made to LaVida Mission, International Children's Care or the
Seventh-day Adventist Indian School through the funeral home.
Alice was born July 5, 1917, in Brush, Colorado, to Joseph
R. and Susie E. (Floyd) Emick. Since work was scarce in those
days, her family did not stay long in Colorado, as Wyoming
seemed to have more opportunities for work. Later, they moved
to the Yakima area where Alice attended elementary school and
Yakima Valley Academy, graduating in 1938. Her academy
experience was one not to be forgotten, encouraging her to
pursue a career in teaching.

On July 30, 1939, she and Elmo E. Nelson were married
in Granger, Washington. Following their marriage, they came
to College Place where she finished her education at Walla
Walla College. She and Elmo taught for schools in the Oregon
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for 29 years. After
retiring, Molalla, Oregon was their home for 21 years. In May,
1994, she moved to Walla Walla to be near her two sons. Elmo
passed away November 7, 1997. She was a member of the
Village Seventh-day Adventist Church and Retired Workers

Alice is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law:
Ellsworth and Nadine Nelson of Moscow, Idaho and Jim and
Gloria Nelson of College Place; five grandchildren, fourteen
great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her
husband, she was preceded in death by her parents;
her brother, Jack Emick; and a grandson, Edmond E.

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