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Violet LaVelle “Vi” Nelson Fields

January 6, 1918 ~ January 4, 2020

Violet LaVelle “Vi” Nelson Fields, 101, passed away at Vale, Oregon, on Jan. 4 from causes incident to age just two days before her l02nd birthday and 33 months after her husband Charlie passed away at age 102. She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Ontario, to Ephraim Bartell Nelson and Violet Wood Nelson. Vi was the only daughter and youngest of five children, Lorraine, Lance who died at 8 months of age, Elwood, and Norvell. 

She received all of her schooling in Vale, graduating from Vale High School in 1935, where she was class president all four years and valedictorian her senior year. She enjoyed singing in the Glee Club and became an avid reader and completed many crossword puzzles throughout her . . .