Nov 21, 2013 12:20 PM
This week the Red Bluff Round-Up honored its oldest living stockholder at their annual meeting on November 18.
Nellie Mary Haight Brown Coffman, who is 100 years old, first became a stockholder after she married her second husband Rawlins Coffman in 1969. Rawlins served as the Round-Up’s attorney for five decades.
Nellie Coffman was born on April 29, 1913 in Peekskill, N.Y. She is the youngest of nine children who grew up with her family on a large farm. Her sister, Joan, has lived with her the last two years. She married her first husband in 1938 and traveled with him for government business during World War II. The two moved to Red Bluff in 1957 and started a trucking company based in Redding. After 28 years of marriage, Riley died of cancer. Nellie married Rawlins in 1969 and became very involved with the Round-Up in the early 1970s.
Over the years the two have enjoyed traveling and hunting and often searched for artifacts in the Nevada Desert until Rawlins died in 1992. Nellie continues to be an active member of the Red Bluff community.
Red Bluff Round-Up President Dave Ramelli presented Nellie with a bouquet of roses at the annual meeting in recognition of her accomplishment.