Elva Winegar Nickels

Elva Winegar Nickels

Elva was born on April 3, 1917 on the family farm near Colfax, Wisconsin the oldest of 9 children and passed away on August 20, 2013 at the young age of 96 in Puyallup, WA.

She is survived by her daughters Linda, Karen (Rick), and son Lee (Tyra), 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many extended family and friends.

Elva was predeceased by her husbands Leland E Winegar and Hershel E. Nickels and son-in-law Robert Dahlin. Elva grew up near Colfax, Wisconsin and moved to Reedsport, Oregon after graduation. She met Leland E Winegar in Oregon where they married and then moved to Seattle, WA where they lived for 40 years. Elva then married Hershel E. Nickels and made Reedsport, Oregon her home once more for the next 18 years. She then moved back to the Seattle area where she spent lots of time with her family and friends.

Elva had a long and beautiful life. Her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren will love her always and cherish her memory.

As per her wishes, no service was held and a family Celebration of Life was held September 21st.

Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013