NEWPORT NEWS - Nancy Gilliam Telstad, 68, a native of Big Stone Gap and a resident of Newport News most of her life, died Sunday, April 3, 2005. Mrs. Telstad worked for Newport News Shipbuilding prior to establishing her own business, Ye Olde Williamsburg Shoppe. She was Methodist by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Gilliam; her sisters, Patsy Yost and Barbara Woodward; and her brothers, James and Phillip Gilliam. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Harold O. Telstad; her daughter, Mary Pat Telstad and her husband, Roy H. Brown; her sister, Sarah Gilliam Elder and her husband, Stan Elder; her granddaughter, Morgan Carroll Telstad; and her niece, Bonnie Kay Jones. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday (today) in Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home by the Rev. John T. LeGault. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity. In keeping with Nancy's wishes, a reception at Mike's Place will follow the committal service.
Published in Daily Press from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2005.