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Name of Deceased: Freda Irene Nelson Astoreca
Date: May 2004
Submitters Name: Kristy Fox

Obit: Freda Irene Astoreca, 83, Nyssa, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004, at home at Nyssa Gardens Assisted Living Facility. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2004, at New Life Christian Church, 404 N. Third St. Nyssa. Private family burial will follow in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise.
Freda was born March 19, 1921, in Emerson, Neb., the daughter of Walter and Goldie Nelson. She lived in Nebraska and Missouri before moving to Oregon in 1947.
She married Gabriel Astoreca, May 14, 1953. She worked as a waitress before deciding to become a nurse. She attended the nursing program at Treasure Valley Community College and became an LPN. She worked for Dr. Sarazin in Nyssa, at Pioneer Nursing Home, Vale and as an industrial nurse at Ore-Ida, Ontario until her retirement.
She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and being with her family and friends.
Freda is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Norma and Sam Houston, Hermiston, Bonnie and Don Beckstead, Boardman, Audrie and Doug Tracy, Nyssa and Carmen Robbins, Hermiston; son and his wife, Ed and Rhonda Lowtrip, Eugene; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Elliott Nelson, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Freda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother; a sister and two grandchildren.

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