Jean Nelson

1918 — 2015

Jean Nelson of Covenant Shores, Mercer Island, Washington, died at age 97 on Nov. 9, 2015. She was a supporter of Pietisten, especially after her grandsons Karl Nelson, Eric Nelson and David Nelson became involved in producing each issue.

Jean was a member of Seattle First Covenant Church for 72 years, and involved in many aspects of church life. She particularly liked her work with Covenant Women, including as president at the conference and national levels. Jean and her husband, Henning, had two sons, Bryce (Bonnie) and Dwight (Kathy); four grandsons (Karl, Eric, David, Timm); and four great-grandsons. Jean was a supporter of Covenant institutions, including the two churches she attended (Tacoma and Seattle), camps at Covenant Beach and Cascades, Covenant Women, Covenant publications, North Park University and Covenant Shores.

Lorraine Johnson (left) and Jean Nelson (right) in 2004 on Lake Washington.