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Obituaries for the day of December 15, 2011
Rimbey, Van Leuven, Keltz, Kelly, Nelson
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Dec. 15 — Darrell Van Leuven, viewing, 5 to 7 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel
Dec. 17 — Darrell Van Leuven, celebration of life, 10 a.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel; graveside service to follow, Island City Cemetery
Dec. 17 — Ernest Keltz, celebration of life, 1 p.m., Daniels-Knopp
Dec. 19 — June E. Kelly, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp
11 a.m. Monday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. A full obituary will be
1 p.m. Saturday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. A full obituary will be available later.
Billy Warren Nelson, 73, of Union, died Dec. 12 at a local care center. At his request, there will be no public
services. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.
Billy was born Jan. 10, 1938, the son of Clare and Sarah (Packard) Nelson in Union. He attended Union schools and worked in the logging business as a faller. He worked in various places in Oregon and in Alaska for six years before returning to Oregon.
On June 7, 1958, he married Bonieta Jarvis in Sutherland. While in Alaska, he was a member of the American Legion. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gold mining. He also loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Bonieta; children, Dorothy Thomas, Billy Nelson, Raymond Nelson, Anita Appleton, Daniel Nelson and Kevin Nelson; brothers, Roy Nelson, Guy Nelson and David Nelson; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorthea McGuire.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association or the Kidney Association in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande.