McCloud resident Nellie Jean Cottini, born November 18, 1939, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Mount Shasta on June 11, 2017. She was 77 years old, and resided in Siskiyou County for the past 59 years. Her door was always open. She offered help to anyone in need, even though she herself had so little.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Cottini of Dunsmuir, California; and Jerald Cottini of Central Point, Oregon; and her daughters Terry Hardaway of Weed, California; Debroah Moses of Medford, Oregon; Rosa Mero of McCloud, California; and Kimberly Cottini-Matthai of Chico, California. She is also survived by her brother, Terry Lee Mayer, of Montana. She has 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Shasta. Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.