Nellie Ann Nagle

Oct 12, 1926 - Sep 15, 2010


Nellie A. Nagle went peacefully to her Lord and Savior with family by her bedside on September 15, 2010. She was born on Oct 12, 1926 in Chicago Illinois. She married William L. Nagle on October 5, 1946 who preceded her in death in September of 1973. She spent 20 adventurous years traveling the world as a Navy wife. Upon her husband’s retirement in California she was an active civil service employee for over 20 years. In addition to her career, her greatest passion in life was being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Nellie also enjoyed traveling, visiting casinos, gardening, and taking part in her annual St. Nicholas Christmas celebration in Chicago.

She especially enjoyed bringing smiles to many faces with her elaborate seasonal patio decorations.

She is survived by her 5 loving children; William Nagle Jr. (Carol), Jacque (Bill), Larry (Cindy), Peggy, Cheryl (Doug). Her 8 grandchildren; Kimberly, Sandi, Billy, Tracie, Ian, Abra, Brandon, Kevin. 13 great-grandchildren; T.J., Brayde, Liam, Bleu, Zephyr, Lauren, Colton, Kendra, Alex, Tyler, Skylar, Mason, and Chase.

She is also survived by her 4 sisters, 1 brother, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday Sept 21 from 12:30-1:30pm followed by a Graveside Service at 2:30 pm to be held at East Lawn Mortuary 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento Ca.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Cheryl Giles says:

    Mom I love you sooo much! You were always there for me and the boys, cheering Kevin on at his baseball tournaments and talking with Brandon while he walked from class to class. I know you had a good life on earth, but you are now ready to start on a new journey with Dad and our Heavenly Father. We will miss you, but we will never forget you. All our love, forever and ever, Cheryl, Brandon, Kevin and Doug.

  • Billy Kowalski says:

    With Love and Prayers, We Love you. Billy, Michelle, Kendra, Lauren, Alex and Colton.

  • Tracie says:

    Thank you Grandma Nell for always treating me as though I was your own.I remember when I was little, I thought I was cooler than most kids because I had 3 Grandmas. My dad has been the best father that any child can ask for,You raised an incredible man. He blesses me with his unconditional love and I couldn’t be more thankful. I will never forget your kind heart and gentle smile. Sorry I could not be there but you are and always will be surrounded by people that love you more than life itself. I love you and I will miss you.

  • Abra says:

    Grandma I never envisioned the day I would have to say goodbye, and it still seems so surreal. You had a smile that could light the day, a heartfelt understanding with compassion and grace. You always took your time, but I wish you could have taken a little longer before you went. Thank you for your gift of love grandma, I will remember you always. I love you!

  • Ian, Jamie, Tyler, Skylar, Mason and Chase says:

    God saw you getting tired and a cure was not meant to be, So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. Although we loved you deeply, we could not make you stay. Your Golden Heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.~ You were a wonderful Grandma. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.We love you and will miss you.

  • Wendy Munn says:

    We are SO blessed and extreemly fortunate to have gotten to know Nell, Grandma. Her compassion for everyone she knew and her STRONG LOVE of family is something not soon forgotten. I will miss sharing a whopper,with no lettuce and a diet coke while heckling the Blue behind home plate, we never missed a call,a ball or a play (and got them all right!). Grandma never missed an opportunity to brag to the Blues,or anyone that would listen about her “truely talented” pitching grandson,Kevin. She always filled change of innings with Brandon’s academic accomplishments and adventures. Thank you Cheryl, Kevin, Brandon and Doug for sharing this remarkable woman with us. We will miss her deeply. Wendy, Meghan, Alexus, and Bryan

  • Cindy Nagle says:

    Mom,, even though we were miles apart and didn’t get to see each other as much as we would have liked to, you were alway in our hearts and thoughts. When Larry and I decided to get married and chose the date, October 12th. We were both so happy that it was on your birthday, because then we all had a specia day that we could share. I came into your family with a ready made grandaughter for you, and you always accepted my daughter Tracie and I as one of your own. We love you and will miss you terribly. I never got to meet “Dad”, but have heard alot about him and now you are back together again, forever. I love you!

  • Larry says:

    Mom, Ever since I was old enough to be on my own you always told me how to live my life and I never listened as a son should have. And as always you were right about the things you told me. I will miss you so much but I’m sure you and dad will check in on my progess. I will rememeber the days when I stepted out of line and you would tell dad to talk to me and he never did so you would disipline me as you always did. I love you very much and will miss our telephone conversations. Love you Larry

  • Bill, Carol, and Kimberly says:

    You will be remembered fondly, we will miss you.

  • Guy Allen says:

    I am sorry for the loss. I always enjoyed Aunt Nellie’s voice, she reminded me of my Mom. Larry, Peggy and Cheryl I hope you all are well. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Guy and Nancy Allen

  • Debbie Robertson says:

    We miss you so much, Aunt Nellie. You made our St. Nicholas celebrations so wonderful. I’m so glad you came out for all the family weddings. How lucky we are to have all the fond memories of time spent with you. Your sense of humor and grace are something we will all strive to match. Love, Debbie

  • Judy Achterhof says:

    I remember when I was five that you and Uncle Bill came to Roseland to visit my parents. You had been stationed in Alaska and brought me a doll from there. Now my daughter lives in AK and I am reminded of you when I go there. You were the life of the party wherever it was. On the Alaskan cruise I got to know you a bit better…and when you came to AZ to visit, we enjoyed having you here. I’m so glad that you will be enjoying your time with the Lord…something we all look forward to doing. Love, Judy

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