Age 100, of Harrisburg, OR, formerly a long time resident of Roseburg, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at the home of her granddaughter/caregiver, Laurie and Siggy Wilde. She was born February 6, 1913, in Garnet Twp, Divide County, North Dakota to Fredrick and Laura May (Olney) Nelson and moved to Roseburg as a small child. Marie was a member of the First Conservative Baptist Church, and worked at Roseburg Linen Supply as a floor supervisor for 21 years. She retired in 1975. Their home was open to her mother and older sister, Nettie for several years. She married Harold Rand November 1, 1931 in Roseburg. They remained together until his passing in 1994. In the early years they lived at Umpqua, Saginaw, and Goshen, where they operated a service station and then moved back to Roseburg. They moved to Glide, OR, in 1968 and back to Roseburg in 1980. She loved to care for her roses and continued to care for her beautiful Christmas cactus that flourishes today. She is survived by three daughters: Shirley Bates of Harrisburg, OR; Beverly Kerr of Roseburg; Bonnie Milum (Roland) of Moxee, WA; son, Melvin Rand (Kathy) of Riddle, OR; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Laura Nelson; husband, Harold Rand; an infant son, Marvin; son, Norman Rand; and great-grandson, Jeffrey Place; sisters: Minnie Nelson, Cora Reese, Sarah ‘Alice’ Laney, Nettie Chamberlin, Hattie Horton, and Marian Ballman; brothers: Wilbert, Jess, Clair, and Robert Nelson. Our sincere and heartfelt appreciation goes out to Sacred Heart Hospice, Julie, Shannon, Trish, Fr Noel, Kate, and Gary for their loving care to our entire family. Please make donations to Sacred Heart Hospice in lieu of flowers. Celebration of her life will be held at Wellspring Bible Fellowship at 2245 NW Kline St in Roseburg on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Marie (Nelson) Rand
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