Viola J. NelsonDec. 30, 1926 – Aug. 6, 2016

World traveler and dance enthusiast, Viola Janette Nelson, was born to Arnold and Julia Lund in Hoquiam, Wash. on Dec. 30, 1926. She was raised with her twin sister and two brothers during the Great Depression.

She married the love of her life, Aldred Parnell Nelson, who passed Feb. 7, 2016. Together they will celebrate their 63rd anniversary on Aug. 14. They raised two children, Rebecca and Robert, and adored their grandchildren.

She is preceded by her husband, Aldred; and parents, Arnold and Julia (Haugen) Lund.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. followed by a Graveside Service. A reception will follow both services where stories will be shared. To sign the guestbook and see the full life story please visit