Nancy Lee Nelson
1938 - 2019
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December 15, 1938 ˜ October 24, 2019
“Never Drive Faster
Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly”

Nancy Lee Nelson, 80, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. She was born December 15, 1938 in Long Beach, CA to Vernon Mason and Dorothy Hough. She graduated high school from Anchorage, AK and grew up in the military as her dad was a pilot in the USAF.
Nancy moved to Vancouver in the early 60’s where she raised her three kids. She worked in customer service for many years, including The City of Vancouver Water Dept. as a Customer Service Rep & Customer Service Supervisor for almost 28 years when she retired in 2009.
Nancy was very patriotic and loved horses. She lived and loved life to the fullest with her family and friends !! She loved all her grandkids when she visited with them in person and seeing them on Facebook filled her heart with joy!! In earlier years she loved to travel and go camping with family and friends!!
Nancy is survived by her Dad, Vernon Mason; Stepmom, Genevieve Mason; Son, David Nelson and his Wife Lisa; Daughter, Michele Nelson-Anderson and her Husband Bill; Son, Philip Nelson Jr., his Wife Keely; Stepbrothers, Scott, Ray and Barry Neuhaus; Stepsister, Barbara Neuhaus; eight nieces and nephews; Roommate/Partner in crime of 38 years, Dana Vest; her 16 grandkids, 19 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-grandbaby.
She was preceded in death by her Grandfather and Grandmother, Paul and Laura Iffland; Mother, Dorothy Hough-Mason; and her Aunt and Uncle, Vera and Jack Roland.
Nancy Was Loved By All & Will Truly Be Missed !!
The Family Would Like To “THANK” Legacy Salmon Creek ICU, Kaiser Hospice Team & Mom & Dana’s neighbor’s that were so supportive through mom’s declining health.
Nancy’s “Celebration Of Life” and Potluck will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1-4 for her family and friends at the Marshall Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663.
Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, WA.
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 10, 2019.
Celebration of Life
01:00 - 04:00 PM
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November 10, 2019
What to say? I love and miss you Mom,
David Nelson
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