Nelda LeeAnn Ware of Cottage Grove died on August 26, 2018 at the age of 69.
She was born in Roseburg, OR on April 1,1949 to parents Mark and Evelyn (McCoy) Walker. She received her GED at Lane Community College in 2000. Nelda worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the old Cottage Grove Hospital. She also worked for Trails End Resort as a guard, Island News and Black Bear Cedar Co in Alaska, and then retired when she moved to Oregon. Nelda loved to paint, crochet, quilting, and making jewelry. She liked to bake. She did wood burning on boxes. She was very artistic. Her favorite hobby, though, was being a mother and grandmother. She married Brad F. Stutzman on July 24, 1965, in Sutherlin, OR. They later divorced. She then married Dale Ware on June 21, 1980, in Cottage Grove, OR. They also divorced. Nelda is survived by son, Curt (Deniese) Stutzman; son, Kenny Stutzman; son, Craig (Cindy) Stutzman, all of Cottage Grove; son, Randy (Michelle) Stutzman of Thorne Bay, AK; daughter, Brenda Stutzman of Cottage Grove; brothers, Jack, Butch, and Allen; 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Darlene. No service is planned. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Please access the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.smithlundmills.com