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Adrienne Maria Thompson Nelles

  • Birth 4 Mar 1917 Grassmere, Skagit County, Washington, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 2012
  • Burial Hamilton, Skagit County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 87680439

Adrienne Maria Nelles, age 94, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, Washington.

She was born March 4, 1917 in Grassmere, Washington to Richard and Emma (Ruuth) Thompson.

Adrienne grew up in Concrete attending school and graduated from Concrete High School in 1935. She then attended nursing school at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle attaining her Registered Nursing Degree.

She was married to Grant H. Nelles on June 16, 1940 in Marysville. They returned to Concrete residing on the family homestead at Grassmere.

Adrienne worked as an R.N. for Dr. Monzingo at the Concrete Doctor Clinic for many years and she also did special nursing care. She assisted her husband as a bookkeeper for Thompson Welding & Blacksmith Shop and later at Leveque Co in Concrete. She was later the bookkeeper for Hamilton Cedar Products in Punkin Center.

Adrienne was an active member of the Community Bible Church serving as treasurer for many years and she also was secretary-treasurer for the Hamilton Cemetery Association.

She was on the Board for Skagit Parks & Recreation and Skagit County Historical Museum for many years as well as being past Noble Grand and treasurer of the Rebecca Lodge.

Adrienne enjoyed reading, gardening, and in her younger years, bowling and singing in the church choir.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard Nelles and his wife, Linda, of Punkin Center and Roger Nelles and his wife, Patricia, of Wasilla, AK; three grandchildren, Belinda Rogge and her husband, Paul, and their son, Tyler, of Concrete, Jeff Nelles and his wife, Heather, and their children, Taylor and Zoe, of Palmer, AK, and Jennifer Fritz and her husband, David, and their children, Alexis and Hunter Hall, of Wasilla, AK; a special dear friend, Doris Priesel of Concrete; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Adrienne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant in 1984; two daughters, Katherine and Anna Marie; a brother, Fred Thompson; a daughter-in-law, Delma Nelles; and a granddaughter, Sandra Jean Nelles.

Graveside Services will be Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00AM at the Hamilton Cemetery, with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow at 1:00PM at the Community Bible Church in Concrete with Pastor Rob Thomas officiating. A reception will follow the services at the CCD Center in Concrete.

Visitation will be available on Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 9AM to 5PM and Monday evening from 7PM to 8PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.

Memorials are suggested to Community Bible Church Missionary Fund or the American Diabetes Association.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on February 24, 2012

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  • Added: 30 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87680439
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adrienne Maria Thompson Nelles (4 Mar 1917–22 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87680439, citing Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Skagit County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .