Velda Coleman Obituary

Velda Grace Coleman
Velda Grace Coleman

June 1, 1932 - January 21, 2018
Born in Zumbrota, Minnesota
Resided in Springfield, Oregon
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Velda Grace Coleman, 85, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018. Born June 1, 1932 in Zumbrota, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Avis A. (Weeks) Kelm. Her family moved to Oregon in 1935. She graduated from Springfield Senior High School in 1950. On August 17, 1952 she married Charles (Chuck) Coleman, who preceded her in death in 1998. Their family includes daughter Teresa Nudell, son Greg (Dawn) Coleman, daughter Marcella Miller, and son Brad Coleman; grandchildren Kristin (Matt) Remington, Kyle (Vikky) Baker, Steven (Paula) Coleman, Tim Coleman, Alyssa (Donald) Lindsey, Blaine (Josie) Liberatore, Matthew (Nadine) Liberatore, Marcus Miller, and Kory Coleman; great-grandchildren Abby and Zach Remington, Olivia and Taylor Baker, Hannah and Owen Coleman, Haleigh Coleman, Gavin, Bryson and Brianna Lindsey, and Kennya and Asher Liberatore; one brother, Harvey Kelm; and three sisters, Sylvia Kynard, Luella Shoup, and Vicki Beaudreaux.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Ashleigh; three brothers, Volney, Ted, and Alvin Kelm; three sisters, Juanita Gilmer, Barbara Ralston, and Nancy Rust; and her beloved dog Charley.

Velda was a devoted wife and mother. Her family was the light of her life, and she opened her door to anyone in her family who needed a place to stay. Some of her favorite memories were of the many summers that she spent picking beans alongside her children; and of the brief time that, as a child, she and her family lived in Yoncalla, Oregon. Her hobbies included reading, baking for her family, and “puttering” in her yard.

As was her wish, her body has been cremated and no services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Major Family Funeral Home; please visit to sign the online guestbook. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to Cascade Hospice, 2650 Suzanne Way Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97408.

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No Services Planned
Major Family Funeral Home
112 N. A Street
Springfield, OR US 97477
Sunday, January 21, 2018