Nellie Marie Anagnostou, 92 of Kelso, went to heaven August 4, 2022. She was born May 21, 1930, in Yakima to Clarence Earl Hunt and Mary Mae White. Her family moved throughout Washington, Oregon and California. She married her loving husband William Anagnostou on Sept. 16, 1949. After 2 years in Bellingham, they settled in West Kelso in 1951.
Nellie graduated salutatorian Toutle Lake HS 1948, attended Lower Columbia Junior College 1948-49 and earned a Bachelor’s in Education from Portland State 1970. Mrs. Anagnostou taught at Longview Christian School from 1970-1985. During her 71 years in Kelso, Nellie served in the community as Vice-Chair Longview Women’s Club, Red Cross Board member, Longview Library librarian and Bluebird Leader in Campfire Girls.
She loved the Lord and was a member of Evangelical Free Church about 30 years, Northlake Baptist about 30 years and Longview Community Church about 5 years. The friendships developed in these congregations were valued immensely. Nellie willingly provided homemade deliciousness for gatherings and often made personalized party favors. Also noteworthy was her quick wit, humor and vast vocabulary.
Preceded in death by her husband Bill Anagnostou, daughter Sharon Roof, son Gerald Anagnostou, daughter Marianne Stiltz and her siblings Vy Drummond, Laura Seidle, Betty Polston, William Albert Hunt and Margie Jo.
Nellie is survived by her daughter Elizabeth ”Lisa” Dallas(Bill) of Adna, sister Rosie McVey of Longview, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, numerous relatives and friends that she loved beyond measure.
Services will be held at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Thursday, August 11 from 10am-5pm
Memorial service will be held Friday, August 12 at 1:00pm