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Petrea Elaine Jacobsen Nash

May 17, 1944 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 77)


It is with a great deal of heartache and sadness, that the family of Petrea Elaine Nash (77) of Jamestown, TN. must deliver the announcement of her passing, and has been taken home to our Heavenly Father. Our beloved Petrea died on April 4th in Tega Cay, SC at Piedmont Medical Center. Petrea had been having some health issues with COPD, but this came on very quickly and unexpectedly given that she was such a strong, healthy, vibrant, and resilient woman all her living days. She came to SC for the winter so her daughter, Melissa could care for her. Friends and family knew she missed her home in TN, but also was having a wonderful time in the Cay meeting new people and making friends of all ages and interests. She went on trips to Hilton Head, Savannah, Vero Beach, and St. Augustine- taking great delight in the many interesting sights to see.

Petrea leaves behind her daughter, Melissa Foster, her son Joel Nash, her two Grandsons, Chase and Hendrick, who she adored and cherished. She leaves behind her younger sister, Susan Jacobsen Hogan and brother-in-law, Mike Hogan, along with nephews Michael, Christopher, and JJ Hogan. She lived a full life, worked hard, enjoyed her community, and had MANY, MANY friends that she loved and considered family.  She relished living in harmony with nature, while preserving our planet, making the world a better place. Living with her values of kindness and loving thy neighbor.  She was passionate about gardening and was a member of the Jamestown Garden club, Tega Cay Garden Club, and on the Farmer’s Market board in Jamestown – she was quite the master gardener!  She took joy in perfecting her culinary skills, baking breads and her heritage Norwegian cakes. She was an amazing artist of many mediums and blessed her children and grandchildren with her talents.

She will be sorely missed by all that know and loved her. The family is planning two “Celebrations of Life”. One in Tega Cay S.C. on May 15th (2 PM at Windjammer Park) and another in Jamestown (still finalizing details for a date in June). In lieu of flowers, for anyone that is inclined to pay their respects, the family asks that donations be made in helping create a loving memorial stone for her, to rest next to her beloved husband, Harry Nash who passed in 2013.

Please contact Shawn Kramer (our close family friend) who is managing this on our behalf. Venmo @shawn-kramer-3, Zelle or check. (704) 451-7255 cell. 4062 Point Clear Dr. Tega Cay, SC. 29708


Mothers & Daughters-

A special bond that spans for years

Through laughter, worry, smiles and tears.

A sense of trust that can’t be broken.

A depth of love sometimes unspoken.

A life- long friendship built on sharing.

Hugs and kisses, warmth and caring.

Mother and Daughter, their hearts as one-

A link that can NEVER be undone!


Perfect words to describe mother and I, but so much left unsaid to just consider my own love and bond with her.  Words cannot express how devastated I am to see her go. The sharp void in my chest without her here with us is almost unbearable.

She was loved by so many! Family, best friends, new friends and some that just got a chance to speak to her one time.

The ONLY way this thing is going to work is if we challenge ourselves to remember all the undeniable treasures she possessed!

Let’s tell Mom’s story. Let her live within our hearts and bring us the joy she wants us to have. Let’s learn from her- The no-nonsense ways of just BEING, living on this planet to care for it, to grow new life-adding and not taking.  To care for others around us and to treat others with genuine caring, kindness, and love.

Mom – first thing that comes to my mind- You are a true beauty inside and out. When I was just a small girl, you told me to work hard to be beautiful on inside because “if anything ever happens to your beauty on the outside, people will still see your true beauty within”.  With that you have shown me this very true statement my entire life- You beautiful strong Viking Queen!  You never met a stranger that I’m aware of.  Always accepting everyone, no judgement ever, don’t hold a pretentious bone in your body. “Life is too short” you’d say, when it came to all the petty things we get wrapped up in and worry about.  You were the salt of the earth, my rock, my idol, my shining diamond - my treasure. Love forever and always, Lissy


Gramma, you will forever continue to shine like gold in our memories. I love you forever- Chase


I feel so blessed to have had Trea as my older sister. There has never been a kinder and more loving person, that God could ever have given to me.  All my life she has been there for me, looking out, with always her sage advice to help me. She has always been there for me, not financially, not always physically, but mentally, in charge and so down to Earth with all her practical and down to Earth advice, to guide me through life.

She had a beautiful, sweet soul, who people gravitated to, because of her beautiful smile, that made everyone feel special. She had that charm that many people want, but are never lucky enough to receive in their lives. No false pretenses, going through life with a positive outlook, was her way of life. I am so proud to have called this wonderful woman my sister, whom I have and I will love forever. There is a void in my life that will never be filled. 

I will never receive a beautiful Sister card from her, or a cheerful telephone call saying Good Morning, I love you.

I pray that she feels at peace as she has always made me feel. She was my Angel in life, and now will be in heaven. We will be together again someday, and until then, 

Rest In Peace, my beautiful, big Sister, I love you so much, and you have given me all that you could possibly do in this life.- Susie


Fifty-one years ago, in Oregon our lifetime friendship began. Two families bonded over lifestyles and then over life events …A friendship so strong that we reunited in Tennessee after I moved my family there.  We were able to live out our dreams here for four decades. We shared our triumphs and tragedies. We stayed close and we stayed loyal to our life connection.  Petrea and I delivered my daughter, Robin fifty years ago this year. We have always celebrated that connection.  We always will Thank you for your love and friendship, Trea!  Love always. -Tom


This isn’t a “goodbye” sweet Petrea…. It’s just “goodbye” for now… Every morning when I first would see you come downstairs, I would say “Good Morning Beautiful” and I loved watching your face light up and that infectious smile!! Just like getting to your house, the most treasured things in life I’ve found are the ones that require the most difficult journey’s. The more challenging the path, the greater the value it has!!!  Never in my wildest imagination did I know that I had to travel into the mountains of Tennessee to find you two rare gems. You will be forever loved, forever treasured, and forever missed. Thanks for always being on “Team Jim” Til Vi Motes Igjen  - Jim


Petrea seemed to me to be as close to the most genuine person I have ever come across during our sojourn while on this planet. She seemed as close to the definition of an Angel as I have ever come across. She was truly a peaceful soul. While our surroundings still have a lot of bickering and ill will toward others, she was always full of nice to everyone. Something we should all strive for during our life here…Petrea had not only attained it… she just was that way… A Soul of Peace. I think she had found that personal peace that still seems to be so elusive for most of us and … by just being herself, she so inspired others. She was truly a rare jewel. I was surely blessed to call her friend, but we were more like family. -Just 2 good old friends of Petrea’s


Petrea was a very generous, genuine, open-minded, and always willing to help anyone. Her family was closest to her heart, and she had close friends that she cared for deeply. She enjoyed gardening and raising different types of birds. Petrea was tenacious about life and living; never willing to give up easily. She enjoyed making baked goods, cooking, wine making and selling (sometimes giving away) her produce at the Farmers Market. Petrea never let me leave without giving me something to eat that she had made.

Petrea was a wonderful friend who knew exactly when I needed her help and was willing to give it freely.

She will be sorely missed; a bright light has gone out of this world. - Love Alistair


John and I are so lucky to have known such a bright soul. no matter where she went, she had a quick smile and a lovely demeanor. She had a heart of gold, and the world was a better place with her in it. It’s incredible to see beauty in humanity and it’s a solid truth that she was the prevalent beauty of humanity everywhere she went. To know her was to love her and we are so blessed to have known her for the time we did. With the brightest soul and a personality that felt like a warm hug, it was obvious that she was an angel from God. We loved her so much and we know that she’s resting with Him in eternity now. Petrea REST IN PEACE!!- Jackie


What fun to be with her.  She would never stop her business in the kitchen, even though she needed to sit and rest. 

She loved to bake her sour dough bread for so many others   Never did I leave her kitchen to travel to another destination without a large loaf of this wonderful bread.

She was a smiley, happy lady, surrounded by her plants and her plans for the next harvest or planting.   We were Kindred spirits!

She touched so many people and so many lives!   She had as many young friends as she did her age.   We were all fortunate to have met her and enjoyed her company.  She was a special lady! 

I was so looking forward to being with her and watching her enjoy everyone ==as we were going to enjoy her!  She will always have a fond spot in my heart as well as all of us that gathered in Tegs Cay for our early Christmas, 2021.  I am so thankful she took my Jimmie under her wing and teased him and loved him, as he loved her!

May God grant her peace in her new home. - Bonnie


Was it just a coincidence???  Petrea just happened to have an extra serving of something fresh and healthy to share on the nights when Melis and Jim were traveling, and I just happened to be returning the pups to their house after an evening walk. Those sweet memories of our dinner chats over a glass of wine (or two) will forever be with me. She shared with me her life's adventures, some challenges, and the love she had for her family and husband of over 40 years. While living in Illinois, California, and Tennessee - she shared that life was not always easy but she, like her sweet, kind self, continued to fill her days with passion for the things she loved (especially gardening and bread - YUM!) and spread warmth and kindness to those she encountered.

The world would be a healthier, cleaner, and kinder place with more Petrea's.

Thank you for being my friend. I will miss our dinner chats. – Sheila


God puts people in your life for a reason, and when you are open to amazing relationships, you can without effort, run into a "soulmate". I knew Petrea for only two months, but she was a soulmate - I knew it right away.  Our first get together was an amazing lunch that lasted about 2 hours, then a tour of the Anne Springs Close Greenway and all the things I wanted her to see and help me with in our Tiny Sprouts program. Our conversation ranged over many topics but was easy - like we had always known each other. I was shocked at her death when she was so very full of life and energy, and I thank God for the time I had with her and yet will miss her immensely. Such encounters in life are so very rare and special.

Love you Petrea!- Anne





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