NELSON, JAMES Jim Nelson passed away suddenly in his home on Monday, January 21, 2013. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino Del Rio S., San Diego. He is survived by his son, Michael Nelson of the San Francisco Bay Area. Jim was born 81 years ago in Texas. After a very successful career as a top executive at Federated Department Stores all over the county, he moved to San Diego in 1980 and started a successful business in Old Town. He has spent his life after retirement giving back to the community in countless ways. Jim was well-known in the San Diego area as the Service Corps of Retired Executives top volunteer counselor, saving many local small businesses. He was also very active in Rotary, the United Methodist Church, and countless other civic and service organizations. His passing has left a huge void in the community and in the lives of all those he touched. His was a prime example of a life well lived.