Robert Nelson

Robert J. Nelson, age 47, passed away unexpectedly by natural causes on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Robert was a graduate of St. Anne's School and attended St. Thomas High School in Houston. He obtained BA and MS degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas, and worked as an accountant and computer programmer. Robert grew up in the oil business with his family in Tripoli, Libya; The Hague, The Netherlands; London, UK; and Stavanger, Norway. In his lifetime, he traveled to nearly 20 countries in Europe and North Africa. Robert also loved history, literature, art and music, and enjoyed chess, golf and playing the piano. He wrote and composed his own music, and pursued other diverse interests. Robert is survived by his parents Ronald and Mary Nelson and sister Stephanie Nelson, of Spring, Texas, as well as his brother David Nelson of Virginia. The Addison Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2013