Name: Jim PAULEY 1
Change Date: 03 OCT 2010
- Title: The Herald All issues (Everett, Snohomish County, Washington)
Abbrev: The Herald All issues (Everett, Snohomish County,
Publication: All issues
Note: Nels Gotfreid Nelson
"Fred", "Duke", "Nellie"
Nels Gotfreid Nelson passed away August 1, 2009 in Everett, WA. He was born November 11, 1922 in Fortson, WA, to Nels and Enny Nelson. The family moved to Snohomish, WA, where Fred graduated from High School in 1943. Fred served as a sergeant in the 8th Army Air Corps Command in the European theater in World War II as an airplane mechanic.
Fred married Carro Estelle Townsend on September 27, 1952, and they made their family home in Everett. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2002. Carro preceded Fred in death January 18, 2003.
Fred worked for Weyerhaeuser until his retirement in 1980. An avid gardener, Fred shared the bounty of his efforts with many. He was well known for many seasons in the Everett Fast Pitch Softball Industrial League as a topnotch pitcher. He enjoyed cutting and delivering firewood free of charge to his friends and others who might need it. He loved creating things for people in his workshop, and especially enjoyed working with stainless steel. Fred enjoyed visiting with Swedish relatives, wood carving, playing poker and Keno with his friends and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Fred leaves behind children, Kristi (Bob) Lee, Karen (Jim) Pauley and Ron Nelson; grandchildren, Robbie, Peter and Mark Lee, Steven Nelson, Brittany (Jim) Williams and Brandon Kaylor; and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen (Robert) Bibb, and Alice (Kelly) Coon; nieces Allison (Stuart) Rice, Anna (Ted) Norris, Charlotte (Steve) Hammond, and Kerstin (Clarence) Lavarias; and nephew, Tyler (Nancy) Coon; and six grand nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many friends.
Special thanks to friends Ed Daggett and Cecil Parris for their support during his illness.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009, at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller Avenue, in Everett.
Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, or a favorite charity.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from 8/4/2009 - 8/6/2009