1928 - 2013
Walla Walla – Ethel “Nell” Joscelyn, 84, passed away January 10, 2013, at
Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.
Nell was born June 21, 1928, in Columbia Falls,
Montana, to Thomas and Barbara Loeffler Wiles. She
graduated from Great Falls High School and attended Carroll
College in Helena, Montana.
On September 4, 1949, she and Ed Joscelyn married in
Great Falls. They later divorced.
She moved to this area in 1966 from Goldendale,
Washington and worked at Gardner’s Department Store and
as a dietary aide at Washington Odd Fellows Home.
She was very active in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in
worship, Circle, quilt sewing, and Lutheran World Relief.
She enjoyed playing with and reading to her children
and grandchildren. She was also fabulous at making up
stories and songs. Some of her favorite times were digging
dandelions in her yard, meeting with friends for coffee,
making strawberry freezer jam and sharing a cheeseburger
and chocolate milkshake with her daughters. She made
the very best chocolate chip cookies and always thought a
cinnamon bear would help any crisis.
Nell was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
Berney Homemakers, 4-H and Engineer Wives Club.
She is survived by two daughters: Kara Joscelyn (Brian
Johnson) and Audrey (Brad) Bennett all of Walla Walla;
six grandchildren: Matthew, Rebekah, Andrew, Miriam,
Bethany and Nathanael; and two great-grandchildren:
Skyler and Michael. She was preceded in death by her
The memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January
19, 2013, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 628 Lincoln
Street, Walla Walla. Pastor Mark Koonz will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, Christian Aid Center or “Plant a Row for
Hunger” through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online
guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.