Nelda Beth Kountz


Nelda Beth Kountz of Boron, Calif., 82, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23. 2013 in Whittier, Calif.

Graveside service: Jan. 30, 2013 at Mt. View Memorial Park in Barstow, Calif. at 1 p.m.

Nelda was born March 9, 1930 in Gilmer. She married Jack Kountz, April 28, 1946 in Big Sandy. She lived in Boron for the last 57 years, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Jack Kountz, daughter Sharon Kay Kounts and her brother.

Survivors include her daughters, Karla Ross and husband Kevin of Granbury, Toni Howard and Charles Messina of Cesapeake, Va., aunt Mary Earl Heitschmidt of McPherson, Kan.; sister Beverly Heimsoth of Fayetteville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tribute file #32689336.

Mead Mortuary in Barstow, Falif. has made the arrangements.