Nelda Glasheen, 66, of Rogue River, Ore. passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. Nelda was born November 14, 1946, to Lloyd and Margaret Miller in Medford, Ore. After graduating from Phoenix High School, she attended Oregon State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. Nelda ventured to Alaska, teaching in Anchorage until 1973 and then home-steaded in a remote area outside of Fairbanks. In 1976, she returned to Oregon, living in Grants Pass. She continued her education at Southern Oregon University, graduating with a Master's of Education in 1981. Nelda resumed her Science teaching career, serving at McLoughlin Middle School, Rogue Community College and other area schools, until 2011.
Nelda was a lifelong Lutheran and a founding member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grants Pass, where she served as organist and a member of the choir.
She is survived by her son, Larry Glasheen (Michelle) of Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Inga Baitis of Missoula, Mont., Dr. Christine Miller of Portola Valley, Calif., and Yvonne Miller Stokely of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Miranda, Trevor, Lilly and Elana Glasheen.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 230 Buysman Way, Grants Pass, Ore. with the Rev. Steven Sparley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hull and Hull funeral director is in charge of arrangements.
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