Carol L. Nelson

Born: Sun., Dec. 24, 1944
Died: Wed., May 5, 2010

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Carol Louise Nelson - a resident of Pendleton, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in the St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Oregon. She was 65 years old. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church in Pendleton. Burial will follow the services in the Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon. Viewing will began at 8:30 A.M. on Monday, May 10, 2010, and will be held in the First United Methodist Church of Pendleton. Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the Memorial Fund at the United Methodist Church and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com Mrs. Nelson was born December 24, 1944 in Colfax, Washington. She was the daughter of Paul and Imelda L. Libey Vernier. Her family farmed near Pullman, Washington where she attended school. She later attended Kinman Business School in Spokane, Washington. She married Harold Nelson on June 19, 1965 in Pullman, Washington. The couple had two sons Curtiss and Martin. She dearly loved her family and friends, flying over God's beautiful creation, and the strength she received from God and her church life. She was a dedicated leader in the First United Methodist Church of Pendleton, as well as a hardworking business manager in the family business; Pendleton Aircraft Service. Carol was a loving friend, wife and mother. She was a licensed pilot, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a member of the United Methodist Women where she had been a past district officer, and had traveled the states putting on programs in small churches in eastern Oregon and Idaho. She loved animals as well as cooking, knitting and sewing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Harold of Pendleton, sons: Curtiss of Pendleton, and Martin of Richland, Washington; a sister, Jean McClandless and brother Harvey Vernier both of Spokane, Washington; two granddaughters and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Erly Vernier.

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Mark D. Dickey
   Posted Fri May 07, 2010
Harold, Curtiss and Martin please accept my condolences on your wife’s and mother’s passing, she is and will be missed. If there is anything I can help with please let me know.

Trina Herd Merriman
   Posted Fri May 07, 2010
When I close my eyes I remember myself as a little girl in the neighborhood coming to play at your house. There was always something cooking and I thought your house was the best place to be because there was always something to build. We never got in trouble for jumping on the beds, not putting the cushions away when we were done making our fort with 10 blankets, or eating all of the cookies. I remember sitting on the couch with her reading books to us and taking walks up and down the street. I always felt included and part of the family. When my mom called me yesterday to tell me the sad news about Carol my heart sank. We were both so deeply saddened. The first thing my mom said was that she was going to need to help take care of Harold. I expected no different from her because after all----that is what neighbors do. Carol will be forever missed but will live in our hearts forever. May you all be blessed by the wonderful memories of your loving wife and mother. Trina

Joe and Debbie Basile
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
Dear Nelson Family, I am so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. At the same time, I know that I am blessed just to have crossed paths with her in this world. How can such a gentle, tiny and frail lady be such a powerful example for our lives? I think it is because she selflessly served others just as our Lord did and is a reflection of the woman described in Proverbs 31 verses 10-31. Please find peace in knowing that our Lord has prepared a special place in Heaven for his "Good and Faithful Servants".

Bob & Mariann Culley
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
Carol was a beautiful person whom everyone in the church had a connection and an affection for. I know of no one who ever said an unkind word about her. Her passing is a great loss to all her friends as well as to her family.

Carol Clark Stahl
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
So sorry to here of Carol's passing. I went to high school with her. She was a very sweet person.

Steve & Karen Elstad
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
Harold, Curtis and Martin, Karen & I are deeply saddened of Carol,s passing. It doesn't seem possible we have lived on the same block for 30 years. Life is a fleeting thing and we will miss her greatly. We are here if you ever need us.

Kristi McDonough Smith
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
I am deeply saddened by Carols passing and pray that her family can find comfort in the lord at this very sad and difficult time. We were classmates at Pullman High School class of 1963. God Bless. Kristi McDonough Smith

Louise Thompson
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. The last time I was in Pendleton to see my Mother, Dorothy, I had a chance to say hello to Carol at Safeway. Little did I realize it was also good-bye. I will miss her upbeat spirit and her loving concern. To her family, my thoughts are with you.

Erin Culley
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
I was so sad to hear of Carol's passing. She was a kind lady and a special person and I know she will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Bruce Mayfield
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
Deeply saddened by the loss of Carol. Wish I could make it to the service.

Heather Combs
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
Dear Nelson Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May peace be with you during this difficult time, and may the love of those around you help you in the days ahead.

Craig Busskohl
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
So sorry for your loss, Harold. Thinking of you at this time of the loss of Carol, and will pray for you and the family. craig

Ann Coonradt Johnson
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
I attended first-4th grade with Carol in Pullman. She was one of the friends that I remember most from my childhood. I remember our field trip out to her farm where we collected tadpoles. We lost touch after high school but I do remember a girl who was kind and generous and a good friend. The Lord has welcomed a dear woman into His presence. Find needed peace that she is in loving arms. Ann Coonradt Johnson Class of 1963

Paul E Rasmussen
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
Dear Harold & family Our best wishes to you following the passing of Carol. May you find comfort in the coming weeks. She was one of the most organized people that I ever met, and one of the nicest. I will see you at coffee in the future. Best wishes - Paul & Gay Lee

Diane Abegglen Berger
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
Carol and I had several classes together and we enjoyed each others company. Carol has gone to a better place and will be missed by all of us. May it comfort you to know that the thoughts and prayers of others are with you. Diane

Rosemary George
   Posted Tue May 11, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. We were in school together since the first grade at Lincoln Elementary. I was surprised when I learned that she was a pilot but I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised. It seems that she always had multiple irons in the fire. I didn't realize that she was one of four siblings. I knew she had one brother. In third grade she told the class that her brother had taught her to spell geography by using the phrase: "George Elmo's old grandmother rode a pig home yesterday." Over 58 years later, I still can't write geography without thinking of this spelling aide. She had one of the sweetest, kindest personalities I know. She will be missed.

Kathy Libey Bliler
   Posted Thu May 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I have such fond memories of her. It is hard to keep in touch being so far away, but I wanted you to know I was thinking of you, and you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Kathy

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