Nellie Ulanowski Yedinak
Nellie Ulanowski Yedinak, age 92, died peacefully at home on November 3, 2014 in Covington, Washington of natural causes.
Born on March 27, 1922 in Moon, Pennsylvania she spent much of her youth and young adulthood in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. After meeting and marrying her beloved husband, Charles, in 1946 they traveled the country for Chuck’s job as a military contractor, raising a happy family of three daughters: Jean, Joanne and Deborah and one son, Jim. Work took them from Pennsylvania to Wyoming, Mississippi, North Dakota, Missouri, California and several other locations. But one thing stayed constant, Nellie’s deep love for her family and her friends.
Nellie retired as a retail clerk in southern California and enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Hawaii and Reno were a favorite destination for her and also traveling the country staying with her children in Oregon, Washington, California and Arkansas. She got to know and spend time with her growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her greatest gift to her family was her persistence at staying involved in their lives, offering support and love always.
Nellie loved God, gardening, watching the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks and writing letters. She enjoyed staying in touch with a huge number of friends and family around the country and in Canada.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Charles and eldest daughter Jean. Two sisters, Helen and Jane, survive her along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by daughters Joanne Patterson (Floyd), Deborah Barnes (Bruce) and son Jim Yedinak (Patty) as well as her grandchildren Amy, Jennifer, Stacey, Charles, Elizabeth, Katy, Sean and Portia and her great grandchildren Noah, Jack, Andy, Luke, Oliver and Autumn Jean.
Her final resting place will be with her husband at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, CA.
Memorial donations can be made to the Maple Valley Food Bank www.maplevalleyfoodbank.org and the Polish Children’s Fund www.pwaa.org.