Wellman, Viola Mae
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Viola Mae Wellman-born in San Antonio, Texas on May 24, 1922 and passed away on April 26, 2011 in Sacramento, a month shy of her 90th birthday. One of eight children, she was married to Dr. Nelson Wellman in 1947, whom she met while he was stationed in San Antonio. They were married for 60 years, and preceded her in death in 2009.
Viola lived with her husband in Arcadia, CA for over 50 years. In 2008, she moved with Nelson to Sacramento to be closer to their only daughter, Joanne. Viola suffered for many years with diabetes, but she never lost her feisty spirit, and was admired and loved by the Crown Plaza staff who took excellent care of her.
In addition to her daughter, Joanne, she is survived by her brother, Alvin Braunstein of San Antonio, Texas, a niece Beverly Blau of Santa Barbara, and many other beloved nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM at Home of Peace Cemetery, 6200 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA followed by a celebration of her life at 1:00 PM at the Crown Plaza, 1071 Fulton Ave., Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
. Arrangements by Lombard & Company Funeral Directors, (916) 483-3297.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on May 5, 2012