"Mom was a great lady and I miss her very much.
We had many good times together.
She died at home as she wanted.
The whole family planted a tree and spread her ashes around the tree
and my youngest boy, who is now 28,
gave a wonderful eulogy and tribute to his grandma.
She would have been proud.
He always had a special place in Mom's heart.
He had learning disabilities and school was always tough.
I love you Mom and there will always be
a special place in my heart for you."
Loved and Remembered by her Daughter, Tam.
Nelle Ethelyn Spradlin, 78, of San Luis Obispo died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at her home on the family ranch.
At her request, only a small family memorial service
Cremation took place at Reis Chapel Funeral Home of San Luis Obispo.
Mrs. Spradlin was born July 12, 1922, in Cameron, Mo, to John Harry and Grace Ruth (Ensign) Hulsizer. She and Mr. Spradlin, a retired actor, producer and move director, were married March 1, 1944, in New York City. They moved to San Luis Obispo in 1974. She was a member of the Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County and was an avid bird watcher. She devoted much time to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, G. D. (Gervase Duan) Spradlin; sister Ruth Elizabeth (Hulsizer) Whyte, of Chillicothe, Mo.; two daughters, Wendy Diane Spradlin and Tamara Dare Kelly and husband Larry, all of San Luis Obispo; and five grandsons, Shawn William Kelly of Laguna Niguel, Justin Spradlin Demko of New York City, and Timothy Duan Kelly, Benjamin Lian Reynoso and Daniel Noel Reynoso, all of San Luis Obispo. She was preceded in death by a half-sister, Marian (Hulsizer) Williams, and half-brother, John Harry Hulsizer, Jr.
Memorial donations were made to the American Heart Association, 1371 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401