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Funeral Service

St Brenden's Anglican Church
Thursday December 30th, 2021

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Nelda Lou Irvine

Nelda Lou Irvine passed away at her daughter’s house in Bellingham, WA on December 21, 2021 four days shy of age 74. Nelda was born on December 25, 1947 in Carthage, TX, grew up in Kilgore, TX, and she lived most of her adult life in Tyler, TX.
Nelda graduated from Kilgore High School, and she worked at Wal-Mart in Tyler for 24 years.
Nelda is preceded in death by her parents, Birdie Lou (Haden) Hollis and Hiram Rousseau Hollis, and brother, Hiram Ray Hollis. She is survived by her daughter, Holly Marie Marantette, and her sister, Melba Sue Richards.
Nelda was kind-hearted, beamed an infectious smile, and showed a mischievous glimmer in her eyes when kidding about hiding her belongings. She loved looking at the mountains, strolling by sailboats, watching disaster movies and zombie tv shows; and she dearly loved her little dogs throughout her life (Marie, Autumn, Susie, Sandy). Nelda also enjoyed traveling to new places with her daughter on sight-seeing vacations.
The family would like to thank Whatcom Hospice for the care and compassion they showed Nelda during her final days.

A funeral service will be held on December 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St Brenden’s Anglican Church, 925 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA, phone #360-318-7502.

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Holly, we loved your mom so much! Nelda was our favorite, and we always enjoyed our conversations with her. She's able to visit with my mom again. Prayers for comfort & peace. Lyndon & Debbie White Tyler Texas

Debbie White Jan 8 2022 10:19 PM

My loving sister, I'll always miss you. Say hello to Hiram I miss him too. Love you, Melba

Melba Jan 8 2022 8:34 PM

My loving sister. I'll always miss you. Melba

Melba Jan 8 2022 2:12 PM

Holly, I'm so sorry for your loss. Nelda was always so friendly and always had a story to tell. She was so very proud of you and wished you didn't live so far away. I found her to be resilient in times of trouble. I will miss seeing her when I go to Walmart. Praying for you and your family.

Holly Hannie Dec 31 2021 10:43 AM

I know Nelda from Walmart. She was "my" checker…I loved talking with her! She always spoke very lovingly about her daughter! I noticed I haven't seen her lately when I've been shopping… I'm going to miss her a lot! She was a very strong and courageous woman! I'll see you soon sweet lady!
My heart is heavy for Nelda's family and friends. Please know y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding cover y'all today, tomorrow and all the tomorrow's to come. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen

Deana Adams Dec 30 2021 11:06 AM

Dear Holly: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Although we didn't get a chance to know your mother, she raised a wonderful daughter. Love, Dan and Marie Marantette

Dan and Marie Marantettr Dec 29 2021 4:26 PM