ASHTABULA — Marilyn Marie Nelson, age 88, died unexpectedly on Nov. 22, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.
The daughter of Norman and Elsie (Johnson) Ecklund, she was born in Ashtabula on Feb. 19, 1924 and had remained a lifelong area resident.
She is survived by her children, Pamela (Stephen) Poros, Craig (Penny Lines), both of Ashtabula, and Reta (Scott) Boone of Anchorage, AK; 13 grandchildren; and many loving great-grandchildren; her brother, Norman “Bud” (Dorothy) Ecklund of Ashtabula; her former daughters-in-law, Kathie Nelson-Melhouse and Trang “Ly” Nelson.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert J. Nelson in 2005; her much loved son, John W. Nelson on May 21, 2000; and her parents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio on Saturday, July 6th, at 12 Noon, with the Revs. Christine Bell and Tom Orr officiating.
Marilyn’s family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of Service at 12 Noon.
If desired, contributions in Marilyn’s name may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
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