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Nelle (aka Wilma Nelle) Lethers

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Nelle (aka Wilma Nelle) Lethers Obituary
NELLE LETHERS (AKA WILMA NELLE), 88, passed away on January 19, 2016 in Livingston, Texas, where she was living with her daughter, Vicky Oleas, for the past six years. Nelle was born in Vian, Oklahoma, married young and moved with her husband, Bill Hallowell, and oldest son to California in 1946. In the Sierra foothill community of Groveland they owned and operated a sawmill and had two more children. After her divorce, Nelle and the children moved to Sacramento for several years where she worked 3 jobs to support the family. When she moved to Burbank she began a 15 year career as a technical writer. She also met and married Edward Lethers, the true love of her life. They had only 16 years together before his death but she always said they were the best years of her life. The next phase of her life centered on her historic home in Riverside and working as the administrator of the March Field Air Museum, her favorite "job" of all. In retirement she and her daughter bought a motorhome and traveled the country, eventually settling down again in Texas. Nelle is survived by her children, David Hallowell, Vicky Oleas and Gregory Hallowell; her brother Carroll Williams; and step sons Alan Lethers and Paul Lethers. Services will be held on February 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at Preston & Simons Mortuary in Riverside. There will also be a short graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 24, 2016
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