Went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, July 15, 2012 in Spokane, WA.
She was born November 18, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA.
She was the third child of Frederick and Jenny Standish.
She grew up in San Diego, CA, where she met and married
her husband Harold Nelson on October 3, 1943.
Harold was in the Navy for 20 years so they moved numerous times as Harold was transferred to different naval bases.
Their first son, Gary, was born in Bethesda, MD, and their second son, Dale, was born in Astoria, OR.
After Harold retired from the Navy, they moved to Los Angeles, and then they moved to Priest Lake, ID, where they bought and operated a cattle ranch for 15 years.
They sold the cattle ranch in 1973, and bought a motel in Cheney.
They sold the motel in 1977, and retired in Thornton, WA where Ethel worked part-time for the Post Office.
Ethel is survived by her sons, Gary, his wife Karen, and their daughters, Kelly and Stephanie, and Dale, his wife Sandi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, who went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, May 12, 1984; and her two brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Rd., Spokane, WA 99208.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons International at Spokane North Gideons, PO Box 18558, Spokane, WA 99228-0558.