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Virginia A. Nelson

May 26, 1926 - October 26, 2013 -


Virginia A. Nelson, 87, died on October 26, 2013 at home in Canby. She was born May 26, 1926, to Exie and Floy Humphries in ­Wenatchee, Wash. She ­graduated High School in 1944, from Pilot Rock, Or. She graduate from Behnke-Walker Business College and lived in Pendleton for ­approximately 40 years, and lived in Canby the last 25 years.

She married Lewis M. Nelson on February 9, 1947; they were married for 66 years. She was owner/operator of Memory Lane restaurant/motel in Pendleton, Or. and administrative assistant at State Farm Insurance in Pendleton. She was a member of New Life Four Square in Canby.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis Nelson, daughter, Nancy Birkemeier, of Canby, son, Ron Nelson, of Redmond, son-in-law Richard Birkemeier, of Canby, daughter-in-law Christine Nelson, of Redmond, daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Schultz, of Milwaukie, Or and brother Don Humphries of Parkrose. She has 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Dan A. Nelson. Date of service will be determined, service will be at New Life Four Square in Canby and Al Carpenter will be officiating. Burial will be at Zion ­Cemetery in Canby. Memorial ­contributions may be made to Providence Hospice of Newberg.

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