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Euphemia Lauder Nell

June 15, 1924 — June 3, 2019

Euphemia Lauder Nell was called to the Lord on June 3, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born on June 15, 1924, daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine (McKechan) Lauder, in Yonkers, New York. She was educated in Yonkers and worked for the Maritime Commission during World War II, before marrying Howard J. Nell, the love of her life, on September 20, 1947. During their almost 72 years of marriage, Euphemia, affectionately known as Effie, and her husband, Howard, loved to travel and found numerous places to call home, starting in New York and moving on to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, before finally coming back to Virginia. Wherever they called home, with her gift of gab, Effie always made friends easily. She played many roles during her lifetime, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was active in her church, Girl Scouts, and for many years up until her death, she was an avid knitter and made scores of blankets for Linus She is survived by her loving husband, Howard, two daughters, Catherine (Scott) Croteau of New Hampshire and Barbara Kraska of Rocky Mount, Virginia. Four grandchildren Scott (Robin) Croteau and Christopher (Jennie) Croteau of New Hampshire, Elizabeth (Joshua) Ross of Wyoming and Joseph Kraska of Rocky Mount, Virginia and three Great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.
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