Jean Elizabeth Nelson (81) passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 86. She was born in Fairmead, CA to Emanuel and Ella Miller. She was a life resident of Madera, where she owned and operated “Snow White Drive In” for 50 years. Jean enjoyed gardening in her spare time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Arlan Miller. Jean is survived by her two sons, Larry Nelson of Madera, Ron Nelson of Oklahoma City, OK, her two daughters, Sandy Nevis and her husband Terry of Lodi, CA, Sharon Biggers and her husband Sam of Madera, her brother, Pete Miller of Marina, CA and her sister, Irene Pratt of Madera. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Ronald Wayne Tyndal (71). long time Madera educator, died at home on January 30th after a decade long struggle with Corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurological disease. He was born in Miami, Florida, and came to Madera at an early age with his mother, Lillian Walker.
He attended Madera schools and graduated from Madera Union High School in 1963 where he participated in baseball, football and wrestling. He attended Reedley College and Fresno State College where he received his teaching credential. During his high school and college years he was a well-known employee of Hal's Market in Madera.