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Eunice Nelson

May 29, 1927 — January 30, 2024

Eunice Hysen Nelson, 96, of Missoula, went to dance with Jesus on January 30, 2024, at St. Patrick Hospital.

 

She was born on May 29,1927, in Missoula, to John and Stella Hysen. She attended school in Missoula and graduated from Missoula County High School in 1945. Upon graduation she joined the

Cadet Nurse Corp in Spokane, WA at Whitworth College and Deaconess Hospital. She graduated in 1948 as a registered nurse. She returned to Missoula to work at the Northern Pacific Hospital.

She was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, being baptized there in 1927. She taught Sunday School, worked in numerous women's organizations, and even painted the church basement orange with her good friend, Betty Lou Nelson.

She worked as a board member for Lutheran Social Services of Montana, was active in the local Alzheimer's support group, was a Cub Scout and Bluebird leader, and was a loving wife, mother,

grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She loved bowling and was even on a Wii bowling team at The Springs coached by Mike, a fellow high school graduate.

She enjoyed spending two weeks each summer at Swan Lake with dear friends, Grace and Harry Harkins and their children. Their son, Jim, continued to regularly visit her for a chocolate shake at The Springs.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl; husband, Ray Ormesher for 32 years, husband, Melvin Johnson for 11 years, and husband, Lewis Nelson for 17 years; son, Mark Ormesher.

Survivors include her children Linda (Ken), Allen (Kathleen), and Gail; 6 grandchildren and 10

precious great-grandchildren who called her GG, beloved stepdaughter and caregiver, Debbie and her family.

In lieu of flowers the family would suggest donations to Lutheran World Relief.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Eunice Nelson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St Paul Lutheran Church

202 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801

This will be a service mass with reception following at the church.

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Reception

Monday, February 5, 2024

Ends at 2:15 pm (Mountain time)

St Paul Lutheran Church

202 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

This will be a celebration gathering at the Springs

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