Nina Vivien (Parker) FathersonFebruary 2, 1932 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 85)
Nina Vivian Fatherson, 85, passed away in her Sequim home from cancer.
Nina was born in Arkansas on February 2, 1932, to Jewel Winford Parker and Alma Dee Parker. Nina and her father came to the area from Arkansas to find work. He was a mechanic.
Nina was the food bank director for over 28 years. She loved her job and loved all the people who worked with her and also the people who came to get food.
The food bank building is named after her and her husband, Bill, who, on the weekends, helped her at the food bank, then when he retired, he continued to work with her.
Nina was the Sequim Citizen of the Year for her dedication to the food bank in Sequim.
Nina married Thomas "Bill" Fatherson on June 6, 1948, in Port Angeles. They met on a blind date, fell in love and were married six weeks later. They were inseparable. They were soul mates who loved each other with all their heart and souls.
Three years later, they had a daughter, Peggy, then Debbie and then James. Peggy is married to Warren King, Debbie to Rick McGregor and James to Patrice Kelly, who is now deceased. Nina has six grandkids: Jody Kirst, Jenny Andreyka, Brian and Robbie King, Brandon and Jesse Fatherson. She also has seven great-grandkids.
Nina is survived by Thomas "Bill" Fatherson of Sequim, Peggy, Debbie, James and their families, all of Sequim.
Special thanks to her doctor, Dr. Allen Berry, whom she dearly loved. To the staff at Jamestown Clinic and the nurses there, also. The nurses at Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Stacy and Juanese, who comforted Nina until the end of her life. The family thanks you all so much for your dedication to helping others.
There will be a graveside service Friday, June 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim.
Memorial contributions can be made in Nina's name to any cancer organization.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 29, 2017