LaVeta Ann Nelson passed away from Lewey Body Dementia June 24, 2020 inTualatin, Oregon at Cedar Crest Memory Home at the age of 79. LaVeta was a resident of the Portland, Oregon area all her life. She was born December 11, 1940 in Portland, OR, the first child to Lloyd and Dorothy Freuler. She was raised in the Portland and Tigard area with her three sisters and one brother. She graduated from Tigard High School in 1957.
LaVeta married Ronald Nelson in 1957. They raised three kids, Scott, Becky and Melinda, in a house built by Ron, his Dad, Fred, and Uncle Joe. They lived in this house their entire married lives. Their love for each other was a testament to all. Ron used to tell LaVeta that when she was born, God marked her for Ron Nelson!
Ron and LaVeta loved to travel and camp in their motor home. LaVeta was an amazing wife, mother of 3, grandmother and great-grandmother to 29 and a friend to all. She loved her family and was especially passionate whenever a new baby came into the family. Her door was always open to her friends and family.
LaVeta loved Jesus and shared her faith everywhere she went. Her beautiful smile always showed the love in her heart for her Savior. She loved her Church and volunteered when she could.
LaVeta is survived by her husband, Ronald Nelson; son Scott (Laurie) Nelson; daughter Becky (Craig) Banning, daughter, Melinda (Serge) Alexandre; sisters Sharon, Connie and Gail, many nieces and nephews and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate LaVeta Nelson's life will be held at a later date.
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