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Karen L. Nelson

July 4, 1945 ~ August 24, 2018 (age 73)
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Karen Lee Nelson passed away peacefully on August 24, 2018 in Vancouver, WA. She was born to Edward and Cordie Cadenhead on July 4th 1945 in Sperry Oklahoma. Karen is survived by her husband of 36 years, her brother Don Cadenhead and her sister Allie Jane Reiswig, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Karen has lived in Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington in which has many friends and relatives in each state. Karen loved football and was able to buy season tickets to the Denver Broncos each year through her employer, Boyd Distributing.  She most recently worked for Cummins Northwest, in Portland, OR, where oversaw credit of their branches.  She had an excellent record of collection.  Once retired, she loved to travel with her husband taking Holland America Cruises and vacationing in Hawaii.  She also enjoyed Car Shows and Cruise-Ins from Long Beach, WA to Reno, NV.  She has numerous friends from Florida to Alaska and Hawaii.  She will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8th, at 11:00AM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver WA, 

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