Anna E. Ahlgren
Anna Lisa E. Nelson Ahlgren, 93, formerly of Mead Road, Jamestown, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
A Jamestown resident since her immigration to the United States in 1930, she was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Varberg, Halland Sweden, a daughter of the late John and Alma Svenson Nelson.
She had attended Jamestown Public Schools, and was confirmed at the Zion Covenant Church in 1934.
Before her retirement, she was employed by Southwestern Central School System as a cook for more than 27 years, retiring in 1979. In earlier years, she was a seamstress for the former Fashion Clothes and also worked at the Marvin Community House for eight years.
Anna was a member of the Jamestown Salvation Army for more than 75 years, where she was a member of the string band, the Evangeline Circle, the Ladies Aide Society, Senior Citizens and the Home League, where she served as secretary in 1989. She was also a member of the American Scandinavian Association and the Swedish Society of First Lutheran Church.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother who loved to cook and bake. She also loved spend-ing time with her family and friends.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly A. White and a son, Vern N. (Sandy) Ahlgren, both of Jamestown; two grandchildren: Lisa (Todd) Benson of Clermont, Fla., and Scott Atkinson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a great-grand-daughter, Brianna Buck of Clermont, Fla.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Nels O. Ahlgren, whom she married Oct. 18, 1941, and who died Nov. 19, 1988; two brothers: Evert Nelson and John Nelson; and a sister, Margit Mattson.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home. Majors Tom and Kathy Applin, Salvation Army officers of the Buffalo Area Services, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Jamestown Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Anna at www.lindfuneralhome.com.