Graveside services for Marie B. Nelson, 81, of Nampa,
formerly of Melba, who died Sunday, Aug. 3 at a Nampa care
center will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Melba
The Rev. Terence Erbele,
pastor of the Kuna United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Friends may meet at the cemetery. Services and burial
are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mrs. Nelson was born on Nov. 11, 1904
at Shambaugh, Iowa, to Frank and Sadie McClarnan Sloane.
At a young age she moved to Superior, Neb. with her parents.
They later moved to Albion, Neb. where she was reared and
attended schools. After graduating, she taught school
in Nebraska for several years.
married Lester B. Nelson in 1925 at Albion where they made
their home. In 1936 they moved to Nampa. They
later moved to Melba where they farmed. In 1959 they
retired and returned to Nampa where they have since resided.
She was a member of the Methodist
She is survived by her
husband of Nampa; four sons, Lester B. "L.B." Nelson, Jr. of
Danville, Calif., Daniel F. Nelson and Larry G. Nelson, both
of Melba and Harley D. Nelson of Salt Lake City, Utah; two
daughters, Marjorie J. Hoagland of Melba and Patricia J.
Engelhardt of Nampa; two brothers, Melvin Sloane of Washago,
Ontario, Canada and Frank Sloane, Jr. of Tacoma, Wash.; 16
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces
She was preceded in
death by her parents, one brother, Clark, and two sisters,
Maxine and Hazel.
contributions may be made to a favorite charity or flowers
may be sent.
Friends may call at the
Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m.