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Celia C. Nelson

April 9, 1932 - August 3, 2021


Ceila Nelson


  April 9th 1932     August 3, 2021

Born Celia Cora Cooper April 9th 1932 in Moberley, B. C., Canada to Henry and Hilda Cooper. She was the 5th of 6 children. Celia was preceded in death by all her siblings, 3 brothers (Albert, Henry & Victor) and 2 sisters (Elsie & Mae). Celia married and divorced Lenard Hickson, married and widowed by Dennis Nelson and Partnered and widowed by “Sully” Sullivan. She is survived by sons, L. Gary Hickson, Daryl Hickson, son-in-law Randall Blythe, grandsons Matthew Blythe Hickson, Andrew Blythe Hickson, beloved niece Alice & husband Paul and extended family Letha, Noveta, Merrill and Juanita.

Celia was a genuine gentle soul who was always loving, generous, kind, gracious, warm, caring, and truly selfless.  Auntie Cee, Grandma Cee, Cee will be missed and we are saddened she is gone, but all the remarkable memories, laughter, joy, milestones, vacations, good times are cherished and will never be forgotten. “It’s Okay”.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Celia’s life on Friday, August 20th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Johns Church. Located at 8044 North Richmond Avenue., Portland, Oregon, 97203.  Click here for directions.

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