Verla M. Nelson



Verla M. Nelson, a life long Oregon resident, went to be with her Lord & family on the 6th of August, 2007.



Verla was born in Metolius, Ore., to Jake & Nellie Moehring on May 21, 1918. She was the second of eleven children. She was preceded in death by sisters, Nadine Moehring, Metolius, Ore., Ruth Clem, Bend, Ore., Helen White, Happy Camp, Calif., and Theresa Widener, Fortuna, Calif., two brothers, Virgil Moehring, who was co-owner of Suttle Lake Resort, Sisters, Ore., at the time of his death, and Larry Moehring, Happy Camp, Calif.. She leaves behind one sister, Hulda Miller, Fortuna, Calif., and three brothers, Jake Moehring, Happy Camp, Calif., David Moehring, Shady Cove, Ore., and Franklin Moehring, Lodi, Calif..



There are six surviving children, three daughters, Elise Rosol, Waverly, Iowa, Marline Barrow, Medford, Ore., Janet Benedict, Avila Beach, Calif., three sons, Sam Nelson, Medford, Ore., Chris Nelson, Medford, Ore., Jerry Nelson, Medford, Ore., Verla was a devoted mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was an avid "rock hound" and gathered many types of gem stones from the desert east of Bend and along the river banks in Oregon and California. She also painted and was always in her garden.



She worked for many years at the M & J Tavern & Trailways Cafe in Bend, Ore., and in Fortuna, Calif., with her sister Theresa at Terry's Cafe, finally retiring from a mill in Fortuna, Calif., that cut redwood stock.



She leaves many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and friends throughout the west.



At her request, no funeral will be held. Her final resting place and private ceremony will be in the Moehring compound of the German Methodist Cemetery in Metolius, Ore., established in part by her father who was the minister of the German Methodist Church there in the early 1900's.



A special thanks for the wonderful care and love from the staff of Hospice and the care givers and staff at Alderwood Assisted Living Retirement Center in Central Point, Ore., where she has lived the past few years.