Marlene (Hollinger) Nelson

Marlene Hollinger Nelson

Marlene Nelson

Marlene (Hollinger) Nelson passed away Friday, June 24th surrounded by her loved ones.  Marlene was born September 3, 1946 in Raymond, Washington to Josephine and Clinton Hollinger.  She grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Clover Park High School.

She resided many years in Mt. Vernon, WA where she married Mark Pearson and raised two daughters, Michelle and Alissa.  She worked many years at Hendrickson’s while staying active with family activities such as camping, sailing, cooking, gardening and canning.

Marlene later moved to Ellensburg. She married her beloved David Nelson and together they built a beautiful home, complete with raised vegetable gardens so she could continue her passion of gardening and canning. They loved spending time together golfing, cooking, watching the Minnesota Vikings, camping in their RV, and spoiling their grandchildren.

Those that knew her benefitted from her amazing cooking and baking skills.  Although homemade breads and cinnamon rolls were a favorite, she loved any kind of cooking and took pride in sharing with family and friends. Christmas gifts often included homemade krumkake, lefse and cookies that she would make with David along with beautiful jars of canned fruits and pickles.

Marlene is survived by her loving husband, David Nelson, her daughters, Michelle (Wayne) Marvin of Monroe and Alissa (Todd) Osborne of Kirkland and David’s children, Eric Nelson of Wenatchee and Kyla (Charlie) Brown of Ellensburg.  She created many treasured memories with her beloved grandchildren, Hattie and Ella Marvin, Spencer and Tara Osborne, Addison and Oliver Brown.

At Marlene’s request, public services will not be held.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 981454-5005.

2 Responses to “Marlene (Hollinger) Nelson”

  • Sharon Skogen Kincaid says:

    So very sad to hear of my sweet friend, Marlene from the 4th grade on, passing. I am so glad, i was able to reconnect with her, the past few years. Thank you Alissa for helping me do that and visit your Facebook page. I know she was very happily re-married to David Nelson and loved and was so proud of her girls and grandchildren. She spent the whole summer before our sophomore year at Clover Park High School, with me at my dad’s resort at Coolin Motel At Priest Lake,Idaho. It was called Coollin Bay Resort. She was split off and had to go to Lakes High School, and i remained at Clover Park, but we still were great friends all through school, getting together for a girl’s night out often. Then I was in her wedding with your dad Mark, Later when they were in college at Ellensburg, Wash, we moved there for my husband’s Job. I enjoyed babysitting your older sister Michelle, she was just a toddler. My two boys as well were very young. We took a trip back to Lakewood together to visit my mom and your grandparents. So many happy memories with your mom, Marlene, a beautiful and wonderful woman! God’s Blessing and strength to all of her loved ones. She graduated from Lakes High school in Lakewood, Washington, but did attend Clover Park through the 9th grade when they built Lakes high School, then she had to go there, with 1/2 of our class. I have such great wonderful Memories of her. So beautiful and good!

  • Lee Deuel Skinner says:

    I have great memories of beautiful Marlene and we reconnected a number of years ago. I am so sorry she is gone, but I will never forget her.

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