Nellie Joan Girvan
March 16, 1931 – September 13, 2019
Nellie Jo Girvan 88, of La Salle, passed away September 13, 2019 at Bonell Good Samaritan. Nellie was born March 16, 1931 to Albert Randolph and Nellie Mae (Pierce) Cole in Sterling, CO. The family moved to La Salle where she graduated from College High School in 1949 and later married Charles M. Girvan on November 27, 1949 at the La Salle First Presbyterian Church.
Nellie Jo was a proud farmer’s wife. She was a member of La Salle Presbyterian Church, enjoyed playing softball for the Colorado Peaches, bowling, cross stitch and knitting. She was very crafty with all her projects.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Ann Girvan Sanders; sister, Penelope Lou (Steve) Thompson; grandchildren, Crystal Leta (James) Moses, Aaron Ray Sanders, Jennifer Jean (Chris) Garcia, Amanda Marie (Brad) Barre; Great-Grandchildren, Wendy Adelle Barre, Elliott Cole Barre, Eddie Danger Garcia, Charles James Moses and Lilly Mae Moses.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles, M. Girvan; son, Charles D. Girvan; twin boys; and brothers, Robert R., Albert William and Gene Paul Cole.
Visitation will be from 7-9 P.M., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel. Service will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel, followed by a reception in the Allnutt Reception Center. Interment will be private at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
- Aaron Ray Sanders, Honorary Pallbearer
- Crystal Leta Moses, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jennifer Jene Garcia, Honorary Pallbearer
- Amanda Marie Barre, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Nellie Joan Girvan
September 21, 2019
One main thing i remember in my youth was helping Nellie Jo in here garden. It was only a couple times, and i believe that both my mother, (Betty Hinshaw) and grandmother, (Mary Cole) were there to partake as well. Not sure of the age i was at the time, yet old enough to remember the enjoyment of helping.......... and another memory. As others were tending to the section surrounding them, i was knelt down doing my best to maneuver carefully around the vegetables. Focused on picking only the ripe one by one, my butt was suddenly bitten by a vicious creature. Jolting to my feet to assess the damage, and check to see if i was still a whole person, i then realized. That vicious animal was actually.......... a none caring, self-absorbed, pure evil........ electric wire fence. That minuscule 10v zap felt like it was wired into a power plant at the time. Needless to say, i gave Nellie Jo and others a good laugh. A laugh that only could have helped lift the memory of us together, picking, and having fun, up to heights i can see for the rest off my life.
Rest in peace Nellie Jo, you are deeply loved.