Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Pendleton, for Maria Hilda Nelson, Pendleton. Mrs. Nelson, 96, died Monday [December 9, 1974] at St. Anthony Hospital. She had lived in Umatilla County for 84 years. She was born at Centerville, Wash., Feb. 9, 1878. She was married Sept. 5, 1897, to David H. Nelson. He died in May 1939 and a son, Harry in 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson farmed on the Umatilla Indian Reservation for a short time after their marriage, then in 1900 started farming on Cold Springs.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of Bushee Chapter 19 of the Eastern Star, Pendleton; the Pendleton Woman’s Club and the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.
Survivors are a son, David Carl, Pendleton; daughters, Eva Shold of Pendleton, Mrs. Walter (Marie) Eckman of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. L. S. (Helen) Mobley of Lettsworth, La.; brother, Henry Molstrom, Pendleton; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Interment will be Olney Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer or the Pendleton Fund, Box 966, Pendleton, direct or through Folsom Funeral Chapel.
Contributions by: Shelli Steedman