Elsie Nielsen

March 7, 1930 - July 2, 2020


Elsie Nielsen, age 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Vancouver, Washington on July 2, 2020 after an extended illness. Elsie was born in Seattle, Washington on March 7, 1930 to Italian immigrants Andrea and Albina Bevilacqua. She graduated from Highline High School in Burien in 1948. She married Raymond Nielsen (deceased) in 1950 who worked as a dairyman at Riverview Farms, a family owned business. She was deeply devoted to Raymond over the course of their marriage of 61 years. She is survived by her brother Andrew Bevilacqua (Irene), children Janice Daniels (David), Stephen Nielsen (Patricia), Carol Nielsen Borgomainerio (Scott), four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was known for her excellent cooking and lovely dinner parties. She had a kind and caring nature and was loyal to family and friends. Elsie and her late husband Raymond were active members of the Renton Sons of Italy. She will be missed. The family requests donations be made to Kaiser Permanente Hospice Vancouver, WA or to the charity of their choice. Due to the current health concerns a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.


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Stephanie Michelle Nielsen

Some of my fondest memories are of my brother Robert and me spending time at Grandma & Grandpa’s! Grandma Elsie was always ready to make us a delicious meal or play a card game of Old Maid or Scopa. She was very sweet and will be missed greatly. <3<3
–Stephanie Nielsen

Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh

Awsome. And loving person

Jennifer Berg
Jennifer Berg

My Aunt Elsie will be missed by the entire family. I have good memories of her hosting family holiday And birthday events. I enjoyed spending time at her home.
Berg Family