Westchester resident and community volunteer Nelda Tittle (Sloan) has died. She was 58.
Tittle passed away Saturday, August 15th at Torrance Memorial Hospital after more than four years of battling breast cancer, her family said.
Tittle was born on March 31st, 1951, in Greeley, Colorado. She grew up in Johnstown, Colorado, and married her high school sweetheart, Don Tittle, on June 28th, 1973.
Don and Nelda moved to California in 1977 and have lived in Westchester since 1999.
Nelda was very active in her church, the Venice United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer and music director. Over the years, she supported her sons Toby and Tyler and countless other youngsters by volunteering for the Del Rey American Little League and the American Youth Soccer Organization.
She co-founded an insurance broker business, Creative Employee Benefits, in 1987. Tittle was also highly involved in the National Association of Health Underwriters, including serving as the vice president of legislation for the Los Angeles chapter.
She had a special interest in healthcare reform and legislation advocacy, traveling frequently to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento on behalf of healthcare consumers.
Music was an important part of Tittle’s life and her family shares that love. Nelda, Don, and their sons played together in their church worship team, while Nelda and Don also performed locally in their classic rock band, Home Cookin’.
Nelda will be greatly missed by a wide circle of family, friends, and professional clients and colleagues.
In addition to her husband Don, Nelda is survived by her sons Toby and Tyler; her mother, Helen Sloan; her sister, Loretta Abbott; her brothers, Alan and Andy; and her brother-in-law, Rick Tittle.
A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 20th at the Venice United Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria Ave., Venice. A reception is planned to follow the service.
For any condolences and/or information on the memorial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org/.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nelda’s memory can be made to the Venice United Methodist Church Youth Group, 1020 Victoria Ave., Venice, CA 90291.