Irma Del Nelson

Irma Del Nelson age 83 of Oroville died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket.  

Irma Del was born on Oct. 31, 1926 in Oroville’s General Hospital to parents Charles Adelbert Brott and Nina Jess Brott. She grew up on the orchard in Oroville and graduated from Oroville High School in 1946 and then attendedWenatchee’s Beauty School, graduating in 1947.  

She went on to work for various salons in Wenatchee and Oroville. On June 4, 1950 she married Franklin Nelson in Oroville and lived on the ranch, raising five children. She kept busy on the ranch as well as styling the hill ladies’ hair. 

She passed away peacefully after enduring over 20 years post brain tumor surgery, as well as other complications. She surprised all the doctors and lived way beyond expectations. She will be greatly missed as she was a very caring and kind hearted lady.

 Irma Del is survived by her husband; Franklin Nelson at home; children:Wanda Moffitt, Brian (Cynthia) Nelson, Holly (Tony) Nelson, Rocky (Birdie) Nelson and Betta Lidstrand all of Oroville; brothers:  Bud (Freda) Brott of Kennewick and Russel (Reva) Brott of Renton; 11 grandchildren: Tyson and Ian Moffitt, Christa Hensey, Logan and Keenan DeLorme, Katie Nelson, Elysia Nelson, Sam Nelson, Casey Nelson, Karissa Lidstrand and Katriona Lidstrand. four great grandchildren: Jaden, Patience, Kyle and Natalia and four nieces and nephews: Gregory, Vern, Rhonda, and Nina

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nina, her stepfather; Evan J. Thomas and sister; Fay Brott

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Pastor Claude Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at the Kipling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a loving memory fund for family expenses or a charity of your choice.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in charge of arrangements.