Creston Cemetery Burials and Obituaries
Submitted by Marge Womach
Introduction to Cemetery on Page A
Creston News and Notes addendum at bottom of page
Page N through O
Nelson, Ake; (b. 1879;
d. 1954; listing) “Ake Nelson. Died: 23 Jan 1954, age 74, Wilbur, Lincoln Co,
WA. Father: Nels Nelson. Mother: Anna Paulson.” (WA State Death Records);
(1914-2001); “A memorial
service took place Wednesday, Dec 19, at the Creston Christian Church for Anna
Nelson, who died Dec 14, 2001, in Davenport at the age of 87. Pastor Gail Davis
officiated. Born Feb 10, 1914, five
miles south of Creston, she was the daughter of Nels and Mary Nelson.
She attended a country school for eight years, then graduated as
valedictorian of the Creston High School Class of 1933. She then attended
business college in Spokane for two years.
During WW II, she served in the WAAC Army Auxiliary for a short time.
She worked in the Lincoln County Auditor’s Office for many years and
for the Lincoln County Superintendent. She was a lifelong member of the Creston
Christian Church. She lived the past few years at Serene Meadows in Davenport.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Roberta Morical, in
1975; and a brother, Carl, in 1999. She leaves two brothers, Royal ‘Nick’
Nelson of Davenport and Gordon Nelson of Spokane; a sister-in-law, Laura Nelson
of Creston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Wilbur
handled arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 12-20-2001);
Nelson, Carl E.:
“Carl E. Nelson passed away Oct 23, 1999 in Davenport. He was 83.
Nelson was born Jan 2, 1916 in Creston to Nels and Mary (Fish) Nelson. He
graduated from Creston High School in 1932 and married Laura Conrad on Oct 19,
1941. He was a wheat farmer and a rancher. He was active in the Creston
Christian Church, serving on the board. He also was a former member of the
Lincoln Hospital Board, Creston Community Club, United Grain Growers Board,
Lincoln Mutual #3 Board and Creston School Board. He served as president of
Lincoln County Cattlemen’s Association. In
the Creston community, he was instrumental in landscaping and establishing an
endowment fund for the cemetery, as well as putting in the football field. He
was the first manager of the Senior Apartments, which he managed for many years.
He worked with the Boy Scouts and in his retirement, he became a member
of the Wilbur Rock Club and made many rock clocks.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Nelson in Creston; 5
children, Linda and Walt Wruble of Spokane, Keith and Sandy Nelson of Creston,
Joanne and Ted Hopkins of Creston, Carol and Bob Makins of Bremerton, Curt and
Sherene Nelson of Creston; 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; 2
brothers, Royal ‘Nick’ and Lucille Nelson of Creston, Gordon and Joyce
Nelson of Spokane; one sister, Anna Nelson of Davenport; numerous nieces,
nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister,
Roberta Morical. Funeral service
will be held Thursday, Oct 28, at 11 a.m. at the Creston Christian Church, with
Pastor Warren Lynn officiating. Interment will be at Creston Cemetery.”
(Davenport Times: 10-28-1999)
Nelson, Carol J.;
(b. 1927; d. 1980; listing) “Carol Nelson. Died: Feb 1980. Birth:
3-25-1928.” (SS Death Index);
Nelson, Gordon R.:
(Added; 1919-2002); “Graveside
service for Gordon Richard Nelson, 83, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 10, at
Creston Cemetery, with a memorial service planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at St
Mark’s Lutheran Church, 24th and Grand, Spokane. Viewing will be
from 1 to 5 p.m. today (Thursday) at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane.
Mr. Nelson died at his home on Dec 31, 2002.
Born Sept 3, 1919, in Wilbur, he grew up on the family wheat and cattle
ranch in Creston. A 1937 Creston High School graduate, he married Joyce Larson
in June 1943 in Spokane. The couple farmed at Creston with his brothers until
they moved to Colville in 1946. There, he continued to farm for more than 40
years while becoming active in the community and schools. He served as PTA
president, a Northeast Washington Fair board member, Stevens County Civil
Service commissioner, 4-H leader and church council officer. He and his wife
retired to Spokane in 1986. An active member for many years of St Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Colville, he more recently belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran and
St Mark’s Lutheran churches. Family members will remember his as ‘a great
witness to his faith in Jesus Christ. He died in the promise of resurrection and
the life eternal where he has joined those who have gone before us’.
Known by his grandchildren and friends as ‘Old Gord’, he loved to
cook, was an avid reader and historian, enjoyed the outdoors, his horses and
garden. He especially enjoyed telling stories ‘endlessly to whoever wanted to
listen’. He was preceded in death
by his parents, Nels and Mary Nelson, sisters Roberta Morical and Anna Nelson,
brother Carl Nelson, infant granddaughter Karen Gilman and son-in-law Wayne
Gilman. He leaves his wife at the
home; three sons and a daughter, Rick (and Janet) Nelson of Steilacoom, WA; Sue
(Nelson) Gilman of Spokane; Paul (and Tina) Nelson of Seattle, Jerry (and Jan)
Nelson of Spokane; 10 grandchildren and a great grandson; a brother, Royal
(Nick) Nelson of Davenport; and many nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:
Nelson, Jean Marie;
(d. 1947; listing) “Jean Marie Nelson. Death: 12-10-1947, Spokane,
Spokane Co, WA. Length of Stay in Hospital: 2 days. Birth: 8-28-1947, Spokane, WA. Father:
Royal H Nelson, born Creston, WA; Mother: Lucile Zimmerman, born Larson, ND.
Surviving relatives: Grandmother: Mary E. Nelson. Physician: Dr Salter.
Funeral: 12-11-1947, 1:30 p.m. at Creston Cemetery. Minister: Mitchell.
Cemetery: Creston. Informant: Royal H Nelson.” (Chapman Funeral Home)
(b. 1862; d. 1941; listing) “Johanna Nelson. Died: 23 Jan 1941, age 78,
Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Engebribt Olson. Mother: Ellen Jorgenson.
Spouse: Martin Nelson.” (WA State Death Records);
Nelson, Lucille M.:
“Creston.—A memorial service for Lucille Mary Ann Nelson, 83, is
scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Creston Christian Church. Mrs. Nelson
died May 5, 2001 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport. Born June 4, 1917, at Larson,
ND, she was the daughter of Harry and Luvena Zimmerman. She earned a nursing
diploma and worked at hospitals in Minnesota and Illinois before joining the
Army Nurse Corps during WW II. She also worked as an assistant rural mail
carrier for 11 years. She married Royal ‘Nick’ Nelson of Creston on Oct 26,
1946. The couple moved from there to Davenport about two years ago due to health
problems. She belonged to Creston
Christian Church and volunteered with several charitable organizations,
including Habitat for Humanity and the Girl Scouts.
She leaves her husband in Davenport; two daughters, Donna (and Gary)
Larson of Seattle and Mary Ann (and Lyle) McGlothlin of Danville, KY; a son,
Howard (and Cheryl) Nelson of Davenport; 7 grandchildren; and a brother and
sister, both of MN. Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur handled arrangements.”
(Davenport Times: 5-10-2001)
(d. 3-21-1911; age 74 yrs; listing) “Martin Nelson. Died: 21 March 1911, age 75, Creston,
Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Nels
Nelson. Mother: Anna.” (WA State Death Records);
Nelson, Mary E.;
(b. 1892; d. 1978; listing); w/o
(b. 1866; d. 1942; listing) h/o Mary E.; “Nels
Nelson, #81. Death: 4-19-1942,
rural Creston. Funeral: Creston
4-22-1942. Interment: 4-22-1942 at
2 p.m. at Creston. Age 76 yrs.
Married. Certifying Physician: Dr Anderson.” (Strates)
“Nels Nelson. Died: 19 April 1942, age 76, Creston, Lincoln Co, WA.
Father: Nelson.” (WA State Death Records);
(b. 1902; d. 1946; listing) “Oscar Nelson. Died: April 1946. Birth:
12-30-1902.” (SS Death Index);
Nelson, Robert; (unknown; listing)
Royal H. ‘Nick’: “Creston.—Celebration
of Life for Royal Howard ‘Nick’ Nelson, 90, of Creston, is scheduled at 11
a.m. Friday, June 20, at Creston Christian Church.
Mr. Nelson died June 7 in
Nickerson, - (no marker; listing) For Albion Nickerson, a large headstone, easily located was set after the date of the recording of this cemetery. Submitted by Phyllis Connacher. No further information is available at this time.
Noack, Ora Mae;
(b. 5-12-1904; d. 10-29-1975; listing)
“Ora M. Noack. Died: 29 Oct 1975, Wenatchee, WA. Female.
Residence: Chelan Co, WA.” (WA State Death Index: Certificate: 024925)
Noack, Ralph H.;
(b. 5-04-1904; d. 10-09-1992; listing) “Ralph H. Noack. Died:
10-09-1992, Entiat, WA. Birth: 5-04-1904.”
(SS Death Index);
Nugent, J. E.;
Oligher, Ed F.;
(b. 1883; d. 1932; listing) “Edward
M. Oligher. Died: 23 May 1932, age 47, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Father: Joseph
Oligher. Mother: Ellen Kals.” (WA State Death Records);
(added; b. 4-__-1867; d.
8-16-1914) “Stephen Olliver/Oliver. Male,
white, single, school teacher. Birth:
April 1867; Age 47 yrs 3 mos; Born:
Creston News and Notes
(Misc. Ledgers: B-108) Presbyterian Church of Creston, filed Dec 6, 1899, with J. W. Maib (Pres) W. R .Foster (Sec), and D. F. McKay (Treas).
None listed at this time
Creston Cemetery, Creston, Lincoln County, Washington
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