Ruth Josephine Nelson

July 4, 1918March 20, 2018

July 4, 1918 to March 20, 2018

We are sad to announce Ruth's passing, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Her long life was filled with love for her family, friends, and church. She was an active member of Seattle First United Methodist Church for over 90 years. It was a central part of her life, both spiritually, and socially; which brought her many lifetime friends.

Born in Minneapolis, she moved with her family to Seattle in 1924. A graduate of Cleveland H.S . she married husband Charles during WWII, and started a family; settling in the Burien area. After raising her two sons, she began a long career as an elementary school secretary. She took pride in looking after "her kids". When she retired, she and husband Charles enjoyed RVing all over the western half of the US and Canada with friends from church, and their RV club. She kept extensive journals of all their travels, and in her later years, spent many hours "reliving"their travels.

She is preceded in death by husband of 56 years, Charles A Nelson, and son Jon. She is survived by son Allan, as well as her nieces and their children and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 on April 28th at Wesley Terrace, 816 S 216th, Des Moines Wa.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ruth Josephine Nelson

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