September 23, 1929 – May 8, 2014
Julia “Peg” Elliott, daughter of Crow Valley pioneer family Nestor and Annie Nordstrom, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home on May 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of Westsound, Peg passed away on the land she was born on.
The Nordstrom children grew up in an idyllic time on Orcas on the family farm where they grew and dried plums and pears for export. She often spoke of the happy times when the chores were done. One of her favorites was combing Turtleback Mountain with her brother, Carl.
Peg grew to be a skilled hunter, fisherman, gardener, and her love of animals maintained a menagerie of them, which never ceased.
Peg’s sunny, positive nature endured all she came across, and her influence will live on in all she touched. She will be remembered for her playful sense of humor, and her joy of life.
Peg was preceded in death by her husband Gene, her brother Carl Nordstrom, and her sister Sylvia Miller. She is survived by her daughter Candy Donaldson (Ward) of Seattle, daughter Joey Mount of Bend, grandchildren Gene and Shannon Donaldson, Max and Hayden White and great grandson Maddax White. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and friends whom she considered as family, too numerous to count.
Julia Nordstrom Elliott will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery and a celebration of Life will be held on Sept. 20 at Peg’s Westsound home.