Husband: Leslie Van Lehn (1)
Born: 12 Jun 1913 in Oakland, Alameda, CA
Married: 26 Jul 1935 in Oakland, Alameda, CA (7 8)
Died: 11 Mar 2005 in El Verano, Sonoma, CA
Wife: Joy Marie Nelson (2 3)
Born: 07 Apr 1914 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana (4 5)
Died: 16 Sep 2008 in Sonoma, CA (6)
Father: Alfred Christian Nelson, Rev.
Mother: Annie Marie Zimmerman
01 (?): Living
02 (?): Living
Additional Information

Leslie Van Lehn:


Leslie was the son of Elmer Eugene and Jessie Ann Watson Van Lehn.

  1. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Philip Zimmerman Family Bible.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Allan Van Lehn, Van Lehn Gedcom.
  6. Obituary.

    Joy Van Lehn, of Sonoma, left this world peacefully at age 94 on the morning of September 16, 2008. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost70 years, Leslie, her parents, Rev. Fred and Annie Nelson, and her brother, Philip Nelson.
    Joy was born in Great Falls, Montana on April 7 1914. She lived in many California towns while her farther served as a Methodist minister in the California-Nevada Conference, including Martinez, Cedarville, Mt. Shasta, San Jose, Hayward, San Leandro, Byron, Oakland, Ceres, and Gilroy. She met Leslie in Oakland at the Fruitvale Methodist Church and they married in 1935. They spent many years singing, directing choirs and leading youth groups in Oakland and Los Altos Methodist churches.

    She was the loving mother of Marilyn Poggensee, of Sonoma and Allan Van Lehn and wife Eve of Livermore. Joy is also survived by granddaughters Lisa Nelson and husband Christian of Monterey, and Lenda Van Lehn of Livermore, grandsons Joel Poggensee and wife May of Fremont, Brian Van Lehn and wife Leanne of Tracy, and Jon Van Lehn and wife Dawn of Modesto. She is also survived by nephews Tom Van Lehn of Medford, OR and Gerald & Kevyn Van Lehn of St. George, UT, many great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

    A Memorial Service will be held at Mtn. View Cemetery Chapel, Oakland, CA on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in the family niche. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice by the Bay, Sonoma, CA.

    [rec'd via Email from A Van Lehn on 18 Jan 2009]

  7. Philip Zimmerman Family Bible.
  8. Allan Van Lehn, Van Lehn Gedcom.
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