Nelson A. Cordill Sr. (09/01/1923 - 03/28/2011)

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Cheney Funeral Chapel - Cheney
1632 W 1st St.
Cheney, WA

Nelson A. Sr.
(Age 87)

A lifetime resident of Amber, Washington, Nelson Albert Cordill passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the age of 87 with his loving family at his side. He was born September 1, 1923 at Rodna, Washington, to Leonard C. Cordill and Ivy M. Sooy. He grew up on the family homestead with his brother, Clark, near Effie Washington. Nelson attended school at Amber and graduated from Amber High School. He later met Mabel Heil and they were married on November 18, 1944, and together they raised three children on the family homestead. Nelson was active in his community serving on many boards and organizations such as Amber School Board, Cheney Grange Supply, Amber Grange, Masonic Lodge, longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Washington State Cattleman's Association, where he served as their President in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, of 58 years, his parents, Leonard and Ivy Cordill, and brother, Clark Cordill. He is survived by his three children: Kay Poff and husband, Mike, Ann O'Connor, Nelson Cordill Jr. and wife, Ronda; eight grandchildren: Brian, Kimberly, Suzanne, Kyle, Megan, Jonel, Craig and Lauren; seven great-grandchildren: Hailey, Riley, Anna, Abraham, Kale, Kelli and Addilynn; two stepgrandchildren: Michael and Vincent, and one stepgreat-grandchild, Ashlyn. A memorial service to celebrate Nelson's life will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cheney, Washington, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 1. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. Fifth Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204. Nelson possessed a loving heart, a passion for life and service to his community. He will be greatly missed. Please sign Nelson's on-line guest book and leave us an anecdote about him at Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA

Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2011
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