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Katie Nelson obit pic
Catherine “Katie” Hollander Nelson passed away Dec. 27, 2020 at the age of 91. Katie lived in Oakdale all of her life. She graduated from Oakdale High School and still kept in contact with many of her high school friends. Katie loved hosting family dinners with traditional Italian cuisine. One of her favorites for the family was polenta. She was an excellent baker and gourmet cook. She loved playing bridge and hosted many bridge tournaments.
Katie was an avid golfer for many years. She was an original member of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, as well as past president of the Oakdale Ladies Golf Association. She was score keeper at the AT&T Pebble Beach Golf Tournament for several years, and marshalled for the Ladies Northern California Golf Association tournaments. She played in many ladies golf tournaments throughout the state of California.
Katie loved to travel and traveled throughout Europe and the United States. A memorable time for her was staying with an Amish family in the Amish Country, as well as Port Townsend, Washington.
She was a member of the St. Mathias Episcopal Church, Oakdale.
Katie was very proud of her Italian heritage and that her mother came though Ellis Island as an Italian immigrant to the United States.
She loved shopping, especially on El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert, San Francisco, and Yountville, CA.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Savina Beltrami Gobbi; her husband, Dr. Eugene Hollander and Dr. Russell Nelson; and her great-granddaughter, Amelia Hollander.
She leaves behind her children, Mike Hollander (Donna), Tom Hollander (Shaarn), Gale Willms (Charles Campbell); five grandchildren, Nathan Hollander (Tina), Julie Hollander, Joe Hollander (Elizabeth), Jennifer Hoff (Donovan), Jared Willms (Emily); and eight great-grandchildren.
We would like to give special thanks to Tams and Ena, Carlo and Opie and Jing at Graceful Living for their kindness and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SEVA Hospice 5330 Pirrone Road, Ste. 302, Salida, CA 95368 or your favorite charity.
Family service will be private.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
The Riverbank (Calif.) News
Jan. 6, 2021