Amanda Nelson, 50, died at her home in Milwaukie (Portland), Ore., June 3, 2023.
She was born in Wolf Point on Nov. 3, 1972, to Gene and Penny Ogle Nelson.
She spent her elementary years in Wolf Point and moved with her mother and brothers to Fromberg, where she attended her eighth through senior years. She excelled in sports, primarily basketball, in high school where her athletic ability earned her honors and a full scholarship to Gonzaga University.
After graduation from Gonzaga, she explored several occupational opportunities before settling into working as an electrical BIM designer for a large engineering firm in Portland.
Her passion for travel took her to many countries, including Europe with her brother Trevor and his wife, Esther and later Ireland and Australia with friends. Later, she and her family spent many summer vacations near Glacier Park at the Nelson family reunions. Mandy and her family spent many weekends staying at places on the Oregon coast she loved as it was always her place of serenity and rejuvenation.
She was a superb cook, often preparing unique and delicious meals for family and friends. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved decorating her home with pictures created by her family. Her 17-year-old daughter, Sydnee, was such a source of pride for her. She became a “Soccer Mom,” never missing a match. She regarded Sydnee as her “greatest achievement.” The house was often filled with young people having fun.
She is survived by her husband, John Stupak; daughter, Sydnee Stupak; mother, Penny Ogle, and stepfather, Daryl Bertelsen; and brothers, Trevor Eugene Nelson and Bridger David Nelson.