Martha J. Nelson, 100, formerly of Jamestown and Frewsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
Born in Jamestown February 22, 1913, she was a daughter of Anton and Hilda Greenland Berglund.
She was a 1931 graduate of Jamestown High School, was employed by Bigelow's Department Store and was also an Avon representative.
Martha J. Nelson
She was a member of First Lutheran Church and its Cradle Roll. Other memberships include Home Bureau and the Viking lodge.
She enjoyed playing poker with her friends.
Surviving are two children: Jeffrey Nelson of Jamestown. and Carolyn Kibler of Hudson, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Tammie Donato and Peter Nelson of Jamestown, Jacquelyn Nelson of Ithaca, N.Y., and Daniel and Michael Kibler of Hudson; three great grandchildren: Greta Becker, Adam Donato and Andrew Nelson; and two great-greatgrand-daughters: Olivia and Brooklynn Becker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Nelson, whom she married May 28, 1937, and who died Aug. 22, 1987; and three sisters: Ethel, Gladys and Doris.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Chapel of First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel K. Nagle will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 1-2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church before the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Martha at www.lindfuneralhome.com.