Viola Ada Nolan, longtime resident of Central Park in Aberdeen, Washington, and formerly of Kelso, Washington, entered heaven’s gates into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Nov. 4, 2019, at the age of 86.
Viola leaves behind her husband, Ivan, whom she was married to for 71 years, her son Jerry of Hoquiam and her daughter Linda of Olympia. Her sons Ronnie (1948), Randy (2002) and Larry (2010) preceded her in death. She leaves behind grandchildren, LeeAnn, Terri, Eric, Tommy and Matthew of Kelso-Longview; Chad and Dana of Olympia: Jennifer, Wendy and Christina of Grays Harbor and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Grandson, Steve preceded her in death (2013).
Viola worked as an activity director at several nursing home facilities over the course of her career where she immensely enjoyed and genuinely cared for the elderly residents, retiring in 2000 from Grays Harbor Community Hospital Long Term Care after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Washington State Activity Director Association and was awarded Activity Director of the Year in 1998.
Viola’s devotion to her family was steadfast and her belief in God unwavering. She was honored as Mother of the Year every year by her children. She was a member of the Central Park Neighborhood Church for over 30 years. Viola impacted so many people’s lives with her caring ways and teaching of the goodness of God and his promises. Heaven has truly received a most worthy servant.
A memorial service to say good-bye to this amazing woman and extraordinary mother will be held at the Central Park Neighborhood Church at 7312 Bryrwood Drive in Aberdeen, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 1 p.m.
Viola has been entombed at the St. John Cemetery in the Wishkah Valley.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.