January 23, 1928 – November 13, 2017
Nellie M. Voss, 89, of Warden, Wash., passed away Nov. 13, 2017. She was born in Walla Walla on Jan. 23, 1928. She was married to Gerald Michael Voss on April 13, 1945. They had eight children and enjoyed 46 years of marriage until Gerald’s passing on Oct. 15, 1991.
Nellie worked as a laborer for a variety of different processing plants. She was a strong-willed woman, determined and resolute, and she loved to dance. She enjoyed her flower garden, but her primary passion in life was for her family. She will be dearly missed.
She was survived by her children Callie (Myrtle) Voss of Warden, Wash., Lorena (Arvel) Cain of Porterville, Calif., Gerald (Linda) Voss Jr. of Benton City, Wash., Nellie (Terrill) Hope of Kennewick, Wash., Dixie Flores of Warden, Wash. and John (Janice) Voss of Warden, Wash.; sisters Violet Whitney of Warden, Wash. and Jennie (Lloyd) Underwood of West Richland, Wash. Nellie also leaves behind 27 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Voss, her parents Callie Theodore Hicks and Mae Elizabeth Kinney Hicks, her son Robert Voss, her daughter Elizabeth “Beth” Keeling, her grandson, Daniel Tenhet and her siblings Lawrence Hicks, Ellen Withers, Betty Jean Browning, Mickey Hancock and Pearl Farnsworth.
Funeral arrangements will begin with a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello, Wash. Memorial donations can be made in Nellie’s name to the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation. 1031 W. Broadway, Moses Lake, WA 98857. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.stevensfc.com.