Obituaries & Tributes
Alice Jean Nelson
date of birth November 13 1920
date of death March 26 2020
Alice Jean (Redmond) Nelson left us on March 26, 2020 at the age of 99. She was born in McMinnville, Oregon on November 13, 1920. She grew up on the family farm just outside of town and loved working in the fields. She was the middle child of Rosina (Schreiber) and Wesley Redmond. During her 8 elementary years she attended a country school across the fields and went on to graduate from McMinnville High School. She was always an honor student. She worked a year before attending Oregon State College in Corvallis where she received her degree in Pharmacy (one of just a few women). While attending Oregon State she met her husband of 72 years, Willard Nelson (deceased). They married shortly after he returned from his service in the Marine Corp. during WWII. Their family grew with two daughters, Kathryn Cabe (Gary) and Joyce Beadnell (Rick). She was blessed with four grandson’s and eight great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She had many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Alice enjoyed working part-time in local pharmacies and dispensing medications at a retirement facility. She loved reading and began keeping a log of every book she read beginning prior to 2000 and ending currently. She must have read hundreds of books. She also enjoyed gardening, socializing, being with family and her church.
Services are pending due to Covid 19. Donations in her name may be made to Tigard United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity or Hospice Care of the Northwest.
10 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Julie and Kenny Aunt Alice was a family treasure
Candle lit by The Bajuscak Family Alice was a wonderful person and she will be missed! We were lucky to know both her and grandpa Nelson.
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Sandy Burch Dear Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Love, Sandy
Candle lit by Jim Bishop Aunt Alice (and Uncle Willie) were kind and wonderful people. They held our extended family together, with long-ago camping trips and always showing up for the annual family picnics. She will be missed.
Candle lit by Mitch and Julie Janisse
Candle lit by Lisa Jernstedt Webster With loving thoughts of Alice and all her family. Peace to all.
Candle lit by Claudia Testa Dear Aunt Alice - you will be so missed. You were loved by us all and your always sunny outlook will be especially missed. You have left us with lovely memories. Rest in peace. Love, Claudia, Fabio and Family
Candle lit by David
Candle lit by Cilla and Kent Coe Condolences from the Kolb family.