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Edna A. NELSON Edna A. Nelson, born Edvig Anna Hoffman on May 11, 1913 in Republic, WA, was called home to the Lord on April 27, 2012 in Auburn, WA (2 weeks shy of 99). She was predeceased by her second husband, Ralph W. Nelson, and a son, George A. Mertz. She is survived by four sons, William Mertz (Bev) of Auburn, Andrew C. Mertz (Dixie) of Minneapolis, MN, Thomas W. Nelson and James A. Nelson of Renton; two daughters, Bernice Gerard of Issaquah and Wanda L. Prong (Robert) of Renton; two sisters, Frances Watts of Enumclaw and Elizabeth Merrick of Federal Way (Edna was the eldest of 10 children); 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was a quiet and caring woman of faith. Her hands were busy with her many talents: embroidery, appliqué, quilting, oil painting, gardening, handcrafts, baking, genealogy research, and correspondence. She participated in the Renton Senior Center band for many years and enjoyed journaling about her winter travels to Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Renton on May 11, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Reception following in the Parrish Hall.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 6, 2012
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