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Roy Alfred Nelson Jr.

ROY ALFRED NELSON JR. (1919-2012) ROY ALFRED NELSON JR. WAS BORN OCT. 2, 1919, IN LODI CA. TO ROY AND SUE (LEATHCO) NELSON SR. HE WAS THE OLDEST OF 5 CHILDREN. ON DEC. 30th 2012 HE PASSED AWAY PEACEFULY AT HOME AT THE AGE OF 93. HE LEFT HOME AT AN EARLY AGE, TO PURSUE WHAT WOULD BE, MANY DIFFERENT CAREERS IN HIS LONG LIFE. SOME OF THE JOBS HE WORKED AT WERE, A DAIRY FARMER, LOGGER, FISHERMAN, AND WHAT WOULD BE HIS LAST CAREER, A BACKHOE OPERATOR. HE WAS AN AVID OUTDOORSMAN, ENJOYING MANY HUNTING AND FISHING TRIPS. HE ENJOYED DIVING FOR ABALONE, AND DID IT WELL INTO HIS 70'S. HE AND HIS FAMILY LIVED IN ARCATA CA. FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO COTTONWOOD CA. IN THE MID 80'S. AFTER HE RETIRED, HIS FAVORITE PASSTIME WAS FISHING AND WORKING IN HIS VEGETABLE GARDEN. HE ALWAYS LOVED TELLING HUNTING AND FISHING STORIES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HIS WIFE FLOURILLA, ONE BROTHER DONALD, AND HIS ONLY SISTER YVONNE. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS 5 CHILDREN, ROSALEE (NICK) NICHOLSON, OF EMMETT IDAHO, DIANA (CURT) FULLER OF COTTONWOOD, CA. HOMER (PAT) NELSON OF ORANGEVALE, CA, RHONDA (JERRY) PUSCH OF ANDERSON CA. AND CHERYL (BILL) STONEBARGER OF INOLA, OKLAHOMA. HE HAD 11 GRANDCHILDREN, 27 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 8 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HE ALSO IS SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHERS KEN OF SACRAMENTO, CA. AND HAROLD OF CASHION AZ. SERVICES WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY JAN. 9TH AT ALLEN & DAHL FUNERAL CHAPEL IN ANDERSON CA. VIEWING WILL BE AVALABLE FROM 9:00 A.M. TO SERVICE TIME, BURIAL TIME WILL BE AT 1:00 P.M. JAN 10TH AT OCEAN VIEW CEMETARY EUREKA, CA. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO ST. ELIZABETH HOSPICE IN RED BLUFF OR THE . PLEASE SIGN THE GUESTBOOK AT WWW.TIMES-STANDARD.COM, CLICK ON OBITS.


Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Jan. 6, 2013
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