On August 16th, 2012, Priscilla C. Nelson, 62, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones.
Despite her daily struggles, she remained strong even to her last days.
Priscilla was born in Downey, CA, June 8th, 1950, one of six girls born to Leondro and Hope Martinez.
On November 14th, 1970, she married Stanley L. Nelson in Downey, CA.
For many years, they traveled, developed their careers, and built their first home before the birth of their children.
On September 5th, 1974, Priscilla gave birth to her first son, Eric, and sixteen months later, Chad was born on January, 29th, 1976.
When the Nelson family moved up to Coeur d’Alene in 1980, Priscilla pursued her interests in business, landing a job in the banking industry.
In her early forties, she graduated from Lewis and Clark State College with her Bachelors of Science degree, opening many opportunities for her.
She worked for Kootenai Medical Center, Medical Services Corporation, and Asuris Northwest.
When the entrepreneurial spirit got a hold of her, she became a partner at The Fletcher Financial Group, working as a sales manager.
While balancing her new business and family needs, Priscilla pursued another interest late in her life.
She enrolled at NIC and completed her Certified Nursing Aid coursework in 2011.
She was working toward her Registered Nursing certification when she was diagnosed with cancer.
In her personal life, she enjoyed working in her garden and creating beautiful quilts.
Despite a full workload at home and work, she still found time to help her husband and son with their entrepreneurial pursuits.
She was a devoted mother with a kind heart.
She went out of her way to help friends and family.
She is survived by her two sons, Eric and Chad Nelson, devoted husband, Stan Nelson, and four sisters, Penny Wright, Claudette Moeller, Valerie Martin, and Bridgett Heck.
Yates Funeral Home is honored to handle private arrangements for the family.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of North Idaho: 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID, 83835.