Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR


Nancy Ann Pelham

June 26, 1932August 7, 2019

Nancy Pelham, 87, passed away in Gresham, Oregon on August 7, 2019. She was born in Marysville, Kansas to Clarence and Violet (Parker) Freeby.

Nancy graduated from Marysville High School in 1950. It was there that she met her future husband, Charles Pelham. They were married in Marysville on April 20, 1952. They moved to Portland in 1965, where she was employed by Electronic Specialties. She retired in 1992.

Nancy was a member of VFW Post 4108 in Redmond. She was an active member, and often assisted with hosting the banquets. She was on a bowling league, and she enjoyed playing piano, dancing and spending winters in Arizona. She will forever be remembered by her family as a happy, easy going lady.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pelham in 1990 and her sister, Donna. She is survived by her son, Wesley (wife, Debbie) Pelham and her daughter, Susan (husband, Don) Thompson; her grandson, Travis (wife, Amanda) Pickner and great granddaughters, Hailey and Alyson; and sisters, Connie (husband, Ron) of Kansas, Joyce (husband, Ron) of Oklahoma and Kathy (husband, Keith) of Nebraska.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 11:30 am at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97086. Nancy will be laid to rest with her husband, Charles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 6915 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, Oregon 97219.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Nancy Ann Pelham

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Colleen Sichley

August 13, 2019

Dear Family, I so remember the memories of our weekends by coming over to your house with Mom and Dad! We would go in the backyard to go to see Ron and Peggy and the kids. I remembered how much fun our parents had and I can hear the laughter as I am writing this! Many wonderful memories of going and riding our little motorcycles at the park! My Dad and Mom both loved you all so! What a beautiful lady Nancy was and her picture here shows her grace. I am thinking of you all and ask God to send blessings and comfort to all of you. Even though we’re apart my memories will always be with me.

Your cousin Colleen

Roni Jean Haga

August 13, 2019

My dear cousins Sue and Wes, this is the most beautiful picture of your mom. Perfectly revealing her graceful and peaceful nature. And your words describe her perfectly....."Happy and easy going.” She was always welcoming, easy and fun to be with. Everyone was always welcome in her home and I loved that about her. I really don’t remember her being any other way. I’m so fortunate to of had her as my Aunt.
Love Jeannie