OBITUARY

Gloria Jean Nelson

October 25, 1932January 30, 2019
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Gloria Jean Nelson, age 86, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Tuesday January 30, 2019. Gloria was born October 25, 1932.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.skylinememorialgardens.com for the Nelson family.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gloria Jean Nelson

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Cecelia (Cis) Calhoun

February 16, 2019

Gloria was a very special aunt to me. In fact, it seemed to me we were more like sisters because of our age difference!! I remember as a child getting to be with her at her Grandma's home and being asked to go into her room with her. Also, since we lived next door to her, we were always trying to 'spy' on her as she began her dating years as well! Each of the Haun children had varied personalities for sure, but Gloria seemed to me to be so soft spoken and warm.

I have great memories of going to her wedding showers, their wedding, and baby showers! In later years, my family and hers enjoyed many times together, including camping and visiting them in both their Gleneden Beach cabin as well as in their Skyline Dr. home.

Her and Doug had such a bond of love between them. He could always find a solution to any discussions they had as well. Ken and I always enjoyed our time with them.

Rest in peace and know that there is one huge family reunion happing now!! :)

With lots of love,
Ken and Cis Calhoun

Tammy Mitchell

February 14, 2019

Mom, I miss you every single day. You were a wonderful mom and you were my best friend.
I will miss our Saturday morning coffee and visits. We then would head outside and work in the yard and garden. Planting your dahlias was always fun and watching them grow into beautiful flowers was the best of times.
I will miss taking you a bouquet of roses for Mother’s Day. Then Dad would take us out to breakfast at Tom’s Pancake House.
I will miss not going out to dinner to our favorite restaurants and having you and dad over for a family dinner each month.
I will miss our phone calls telling each other about our day and just talking about nothing.
I will miss our summer vacations and having all the fond memories we had together. You, Dad, Ian and I had such great times and those memories will never be forgotten.
I will miss our annual trip up the gorge to watch the barges float by on the river, and see the Burlington Northern trains go by and of course feeding the chipmunks. I will keep that tradition going.
I will miss the holidays and especially Christmas when we would have a turkey, have a cozy fire, open presents and watch old family videos.
You taught me so much in my life it would be hard to fit it all in but, you taught me to be honest, to be kind, to be strong and confident in myself.
You taught me how to drive when I was 13 years old. Driving out to Grandma Haun’s was where I got my driving lessons. Dad was so surprised to learn I was driving but happy to see I had such a great teacher.
You were always there for me no matter what. When things were bad you were there and when things were good you were there. You were never absent in my life and I could always count on you. Thank you for all that you did here on earth. I know you and dad are in heaven now and it makes me so happy.
I will see you again and when I do believe me I will wrap my arms around you and give you the biggest hug and kiss ever.
I love you and miss you.
Love, Tammy

Amy Krei

February 5, 2019

Growing up with you as my Grandmother was a blessing. Every time we saw each other you would mention to me how beautiful I was and I would always reply "thanks to your genes!!"

Thinking back to memories of you helping us pick fresh berries or veggies from your backyard -- we would always snack on our haul as we picked them, could never resist the crunch of fresh cucumbers or the irresistible taste of the sweet and sour red currants we would devour by the handful like it was candy. You were always so proud of your gardens, specially the Delilahs.

I will greatly miss going up to your house for the holidays, you always put such a special twist on dishes and made sure all of our traditional favorites were included. I'll try to make sure we stop by the Verboort Sausage & Sauerkraut Festival so we can continue to have it on our Thanksgiving/Christmas table for years to come, I know you and Grandpa both would appreciate that.

Some of my recent favorite memories with you are those that I will hold closest to my heart -- Having you meet and get to know my husband holds a huge importance to me, I know you approved of him from the beginning. Later on after our son was born, you were always so eager to hold him, and even one time when he caused a fuss and cried you causally mentioned it was "music to my ears" and I will never forget how touching that was. I dream to continue growing our family, you always wanted me to have a Daughter, maybe one day that dream will come true and I hope she has your kind heart.

I'll miss you forever. But knowing you are back with Grandpa brings us all so much peace. I really can't think of many memories with you and Grandpa apart... you two were inseparable and always will be -- a true love story I will never forget.

With Love,
Your Grand Daughter.

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