May 7, 1922 - August 31, 2009

Bessie May (Le Bleu) Nelson, formerly of Bend, passed away on August 31, 2009, in Springfield, Oregon. She was born May 7, 1922, in Goldson, Oregon.

Bessie was a long-time Oregon native and the wife of the late Raymond H. Nelson, to whom she was happily married for over 60 years. Bessie was also a loving aunt to Dick Coe and his wife, Valerie. She loved doing crochet and watching baseball.

Bessie is survived by Dick and Valerie Coe of La Pine, Oregon; sister, Lucille Coe ,and grandchildren, Jamie Nelson and Christi Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Nelson.

A private service was held at Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens. Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.