Araya Renee Nelson, 18, of La Grande, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Araya was born on August 31, 2000, in La Grande, OR to Joseph Mason and Charlene Paul. She resided in Santa Cruz, CA and La Grande, OR. She attended Delaveaga Elementary School, Union Elementary School, where she played volleyball, Union High School, and graduated from La Grande High School in 2018.
Araya was a Barista at Le Bebe Cakes Bakery. She loved doing make up, nails, music was a big part of her life but Art was the most important thing to her. She was very active with Art Night with Theo Miller.
Araya is survived by her parents, Charlene Paul and Joe Mason of La Grande; numerous cousins; Uncle Eugene Paul, Uncle Blake Mason, Uncle Nate Fertello; Aunt Cindi Fertello, and Aunt and Uncle Corey and Kim Jonas; grandmother, Marina Corrales Eckrich, grandfather, Jack Eckrich; grandfather, Al Mason and grandmother, Beverly Mason.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Loveland Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses.