Ellen “Nelle” Kay Pingree, 72, of Hendersonville passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at The Greens at Hendersonville. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late, S.Harold and Mildred Fastman on January 24, 1951.
Nelle went to Lock Haven State College in Lock Haven, PA. She worked as a claims adjuster for The Doctor’s Company. She moved from Pennsylvania to Santa Monica, CA where she found her community house of worship at Beth Shir Shalom Synagogue In Nelle’s freetime she enjoyed making music and pottery.
She is survived by her daughter, Alyson Owen and her husband, Sean of Lyman, SC; grandchildren, Hazel, Parker, and Conner; brother, Alan Fastman and his wife, Hope of Media, PA; nephew, Adam Fastman; niece, Alicia Fastman along with many cousins and special friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Nelle’s honor may be made to the Jewish Community Center in Asheville.
A graveside service will be held in Mills River, NC. The family will be at Alyson’s home in Inman, SC following the service. For information about the service please contact Alyson directly.