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Obituary for Viola Mae Nisly

Viola Mae (Evers) Nisly of Newberg concluded her life and ministry on earth on November 3, 2017 at the age of 88 following a two-year battle with blood cancer. She was born in Grand Ronde, Oregon on December 9, 1928 to Ira and Leah Evers and was raised in Sheridan.
Viola married Lloyd W. Nisly on December 30, 1948 in Sheridan, Oregon. They lived in Kansas until moving to Oregon in 1950. The couple then made their home in Yamhill County where they raised their three daughters, built a dry cleaning and laundry business and contributed countless hours of service to their church and community.
Among her many accomplishments, Viola was a lieutenant governor for the 68th District of Kiwanis International, a leader in the Newberg business and Professional Women’s Club and the Oregon Dry Cleaner’s Association. She was a Master Gardener and volunteered with Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry and Gideon’s Auxiliary. After decades in the co-pilot’s seat, she earned her private pilot’s license at the age of 83. Viola was a member of the Oregon Pilot’s Association.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lloyd, and their three daughters, Connie (Van) Hunsaker of Philomath, Marguerite (Lee) Alexander of Sheridan, Kathleen (David) Peachey of Middlebury, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and four sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, member contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry or Flying Mission. A private graveside service was held on November 7, 2017. A celebration of life has been planned for Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Newberg Friend Church.


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celebration of life

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11

Nov

1:00 PM
Newberg Friends Church

307 S. College Street
Newberg, OR 97132

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