Marcea E. Nelson

DIXON - Marcea Elisabeth Nelson, 93, of Dixon died Sept. 27, 2018 at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with Rev. Heewon Kim, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the funeral home.

Marcea was born Aug. 25, 1925 in Compton to Howard and Hilda (Kehm) Bodmer.

Survivors include two sons, George R. Maves, Jr. of Merriwether, Mich. and Gary G. (Tedi L.) Maves of Davidson, N.C.; one brother, Leland Bodmer of Sebring, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Norma Jean Bodmer; two brothers, Merle Bodmer, Sr. and Bernard Bodmer; her first husband, George R. Maves, Sr.; her second husband, Roy Nelson; and long-time friend, Charles Chesley.

Marcea attended Lee Center High School and was a life long resident of Dixon. She worked at Montgomery Ward and also was a bartender at the Trailside Tavern in Dixon prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Dixon Moose, Elks Lodge and Dixon Rural Fire Department Auxiliary.

A memorial has been established to the Butterfly Garden at Serenity Home in Oregon.

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