Marvelle Nielson Obituary

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Marvelle Nielson

November 19, 1933 - June 23, 2013
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Marvelle Y. Nielson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this life into the hands of our heavenly father and reunited with her beloved husband, Robert L. Nielson on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Robert preceded her death in 2009. Marvelle was born on November 19, 1933 to Mathias and Lucille Mather in Pasadena, California. She grew up in Alhambra, CA and Bakersfield, CA, and was a 50 year resident of Ventura County. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and became a public school teacher in the Ventura Unified School District. For over 30 years Marvelle educated the youth of...
Marvelle Y. Nielson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this life into the hands of our heavenly father and reunited with her beloved husband, Robert L. Nielson on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Robert preceded her death in 2009.

Marvelle was born on November 19, 1933 to Mathias and Lucille Mather in Pasadena, California. She grew up in Alhambra, CA and Bakersfield, CA, and was a 50 year resident of Ventura County. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and became a public school teacher in the Ventura Unified School District. For over 30 years Marvelle educated the youth of Ventura and taught at both Juanamaria Elementary and Balboa Middle Schools. She was dedicated to teaching her students and was determined to help each of them reach their highest potential.

Marvelle was an avid reader and bridge player, and was an orchid enthusiast. In retirement, she was very active with book clubs, bridge clubs, the Ventura County Orchid Society, the American Orchid Society, and the Garden Club of San Buenaventura.

She is survived by her brother, Milton Mather and sister-in-law Cecilia; son, Lester Nielson; daughter, Melinda Bandler and son-in-law David; granddaughters, Chelsea Winn and her husband Austin, Lacey Davis and her husband Scott, and Melissa Valenzuela and her husband Tony; grandsons, Jess Nielson, Aaron Bandler, and Alec Bandler; and eight great-grandchildren, Travis, Natalie, Carter, Mariah, Eric, Alexis, Christian, and Pennelopy.

Graveside services will begin at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2013, Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the in Marvelle's name at donate.cancer.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.

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