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Byard Garn Nilsson

Byard Garn Nilsson passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was born in Provo Utah on September 8, 1925, to Nola and Byard Nilsson. Byard had one sister, Nan Horsley who is no longer living. Bud, as people knew him by, attended Maesser Elementary, Farrer Junior High and Provo High School. At age 18 he enlisted in the Navy and served 3 years as a Radio Man. Bud attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah receiving his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from University of Utah and his Juris Doctor, with honors from George Washington University. After law school Bud worked at the research laboratories of RCA, participating in patent programs for color television and early electronic computers. Bud married Betty Jean Nelson on September 2, 1950. In 1955 they headed west and settled in Rolling Hills Estates, California. Bud and Betty had been married for 56 years when Betty passed away in 2006. In California he served as a patent attorney for a computer division of the Bendix Corporation which was involved in the development of one of the first small, general purpose computers. Bud left corporate employment to practice in Los Angeles specializing in intellectual property law. While practicing law, he held numerous bar association posts including chairman of the patent division of America Bar Association, member of the executive committee of the intellectual property law section of the state bar of California and delegate to the conference of delegates at the annual convention of the California State Bar. Bud and his wife Betty built a life filled with friends, travel, tennis, family vacations and love for his family. He will be missed by his two daughters, Bettina and Kim, his son-in-laws, Noel and Chris, and his four grandchildren, Hunter, Karstin, Whitney and Taylor. We were blessed to be recipients of his generosity, support and love. We are the ones who will miss him most because we loved him "more than words can describe." Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 20, 2013
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