Sunset Beach

March 5, 1936 — May 20, 2019

On May 20, 2019, Emily Nelson passed peacefully, with her family at her side, due to complications after a craniotomy.

Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her four daughters and their families: Lisa (Si) Newland and their children, Geo and Spencer; Jana (John) Robertson and their children, Mitchell, Isabelle and Will; Kristina (Carl) Perkins and their children, Emily and Lily; and Britta Nelson (Emeric Hagens).

She will also be missed by her extremely wide fan base of friends that spanned the globe.

Please join us on Aug. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for a celebration of life at her beloved Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton, Oregon. A cookout dinner and campfire are included. Attire is camp casual; stripes, polka dots and red are encouraged, along with extra layers for the cooler evening weather. For more details and information please go to

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to groups she volunteered with: Camp Kiwanilong ( and Friends of Seaside Library (

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