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Gayla Jean
Nelson

December 2, 1944 – February 9, 2019

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Obituary for Gayla Jean Nelson

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Gayla Jean Nelson, 74, of Pleasant Gap, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born in Philipsburg, on December 2, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Hannah (Stone) Anderson. In 1967, she was married to her beloved husband, William Charles Nelson, who preceded her in death on July 6, 2016, after sharing 49 years of marriage together.

She dedicated her life to raising her family.

Gayla is survived by her three children, Bradley Nelson (Megan), of Pittsburgh, Eric Nelson (Renee Savin-Nelson), of Newburgh, NY, and Miranda Nelson, of Silver Spring, MD; five grandchildren, Layne and Wyatt Nelson, both of Pittsburgh; Asa, Charlotte, and Ivy Nelson, all of Newburgh, NY. Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Brennen (Bud), of Ridgeway, PA, Ginger Ball (Russell), of Madera, PA, and Jerry Anderson (Denise), of Houtzdale, PA.

Gayla was a member of the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren. She loved all the cats that she had over the years. She enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. Gayla was especially fond of the deer and other wildlife that would occasionally visit her yard.

Friends will be received on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 10-11am, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow at the funeral home at 11am with Rev. Calvin Miller officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gayla’s memory to Centre County PAWS at 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.

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Visitation

When Saturday, February 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Wetzler Funeral Services Inc.
Address
206 North Spring Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Service Information

When
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 11:00am
Officiating
Pastor Calvin Miller
Location
Wetzler Funeral Home
Address
Bellefonte
Bellefonte, PA

Interment Information

Location
Private at the convenience of the family
Address
206 N. Spring Street
Bellefonte, PA