Priscilla Colvin Nielsen

Questing Heirs Genealogical Society Newsletter, Volume 42, Number 1 (January 2009), Page 4:



Priscilla Mary Colvin was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Earl and Mary Colvin on August 20, 1927. She grew up a “New Englander.”

Relocating to Southern California, she worked as a physical therapist at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles, where she met A. Jerome Nielsen, another therapist. They were married on December 23, 1950.

Priscilla later worked at the Visiting Nurse Service in Long Beach. She was active in the Lutheran churches she attended and also became a leader in Questing Heirs Genealogical Society. Among other things, she arranged for our current meeting place at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

On December 4, 2008, at the age of 81 years, Priscilla passed away at her home here in Long Beach. She is survived by her husband of almost 58 years; two sons, Eric and Carl Nielsen; two daughters, Karen Nielsen Higgins and Sonja Nielsen Chandler; a nephew, Larry Colvin; and four grandchildren, Mark and Lisa Nielsen and Jennifer and Danielle Chandler.

Serving the Long Beach area since 1969