Emma Jean Nelson (Frenes) of Atascadero passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, at Twin Cities Community Hospital.
Emma was born in King City to Robert and Mary Frenes on July 31, 1931. She went to Atascadero High School, class of 1948. She stayed in Atascadero the rest of her life as a caregiver, a mother and a friend. She was inspiring and compassionate to everyone she met.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Frenes; sister Mary Ann Estrada; brother Robert Frenes; ex-husbands David Estrada, Walter Lunsford, Dale Nelson and widow to Joe Silva.
Survivors include sons David Estrada Jr. and Daniel Lunsford; daughters Dianna Gostlin and Jennifer Hokit; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 295 Old County Road, Templeton, followed by coffee and hot tea served at Bru Coffeehouse, 5760 El Camino Real, Atascadero, at 2 p.m.