In Memory

Ann Woodfin (Nelson)

Ann Woodfin (Nelson)

Ann Woodfin Nelson, 63, passed away suddenly October 2, 2014 in Salem. She was born August 21, 1951 in Fort Worth, TX and is predeceased by parents Rosalyn and Jim Woodfin. Ann grew up in Texas, where she earned her masters degree in sociology attending TCU & UTA.  As an adult she lived in Idaho and California before moving to Oregon in 2012. She worked for Social Security in the eligibility department for 25 years. Ann enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. She married Robert Nelson on August 17, 1985 in Nampa, ID.

Ann is survived by her husband, Robert of Stayton; children: Brent Johnson of Fort Worth, TX, Tim Nelson of Fairfield, CA, Chris Cova of Orangeville, CA, and Corky Pasa of Santa Cruz, CA; brother: Jimmy Woodfin of Fort Worth, TX; sister: Patty Judge of Alpine, WY and 10 grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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11/04/14 06:52 AM #1    

John Shotwell

Ann was a vibrant, happy and fun loving lady. She was always the life of the party in a group of us at PHS. I have a lot of fond memories of Ann. When you sometimes recall memories of your youth, Ann is one that still brings a smile to your face.

11/04/14 04:29 PM #2    

Nancy Ennen (Schaefers)

Ann and her family were friends with our family since I can remember.  Our parents played bridge together among other things.  I remember one night we were supposed to be going to a dance at Leito's and my Dad was taking me and picking up Ann.  I had gotten an empire green polka dot dress with smocking at Neiman's and when Ann came our of the house - she had on the exact same dress!  She didn't bother to go back inside and change and we laughed about it for years!  I had sent a Reunion postcard to her after finding her address as a member of the "Search" Committee and had really hoped she would come.  I also found her brother on FB and asked him to please send her my email address, but he said she didn't do email.  I pray that she is at peace and that she didn't suffer before her death.  She was a very dear friend and will be missed by those who knew her.  Nancy

11/07/14 05:51 PM #3    

Kathy Alexander

I am so saddened to hear this about Ann.  We grew up in the same neighborhood & attended Lily B., McLean, & PHS together. We remained friends after high school thru some difficult times. I have only the fondest memories of our times together.  My prayers to Patty &  Jimmy & all of Ann's family. I wish I was near so I could  attend her services.  Rest in peace, Ann. Your friend, Kathy 

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