Jeanne Roll, 84, Vancouver, Wash.Published 9:00am Sunday, June 9, 2013
Jeanne Talbot Nelson Roll, 84, of Vancouver, Wash., died on May 15, 2013. She received her angel wings due to complications from congestive heart failure. Jeanne was born to Paul and Myrtle Nelson on June 22, 1928, in Albert Lea.
Following high school graduation in 1946, she attended St. Lukes School of Nursing in Duluth, receiving her degree in 1951. She worked as a registered nurse in Iowa, North Dakota, Washington and Oregon specializing in pediatric care for the last 18 years of her career. She was married to Michael V. Roll for 32 years.
Following her husband’s death in 1983, she traveled the world enjoying scuba diving, cycling, youth hostels and hiking in such places as Nepal, Mexico, Fiji, Holland, Great Britain, Canada, Jamaica, Australia and the Bahamas. Her passion for nursing never waned, and she enjoyed learning and practicing therapeutic massage and other modalities of healing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an older brother, Pauly; and her husband. She is survived by a younger brother, Richard C. Nelson; her children, Michael P. Roll and Patricia Roll Brumley; grandsons, Brian Dooley and Brandon Roll; and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is planned for June 22 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Cremation services were provided by Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
The family sends deep appreciation to the staff members of Glenwood Place Senior Living, Kaiser Permanente, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Hospice Southwest, and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church for their friendship, care and comfort provided to Jeanne throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an Alzheimer’s treatment center of the donor’s choice.