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Nellie Eckles
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Nellie Eckles, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 19 in Escalon.

She was born on December 6, 1921 in Standard, Louisiana, and had been a resident of Modesto for 51 years. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her children, Nancy Peterson and Bobbie Gonzales of Escalon, Greg Eckles of Lemon Valley, Nevada, and Sandra Tangney of Modesto; her twin sister Rellie Huhtala of Susanville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Melvin Eckles.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 25 in Modesto with a private family burial.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Legion Post 263, P.O. Box 596, Escalon, CA 95320.

Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon, on line register book available at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Sept. 30, 2009