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1950 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
GREGORY ALAN NELSON Gregory Alan Nelson was born on October 27, 1950 in Hawthorne, California to Clair and Ruth Nelson. He died on August 17, 2012, in Oroville, from coronary artery disease, at the age of 61. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Clair and Ruth, and his brother, Neil. He is survived by his siblings, Sondra, Clair Jr. (Helen Marie), Daniel (Jackie), Stuart (Linda), and Priscilla (Frank); his two children, Bennet (Nancy) Goff of San Diego, and Melissa (Dave) Gregor of Las Vegas; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Greg was a graduate of Oroville High School Class of 1968, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps. for two years. He worked for the State of California while living in Sacramento and has lived in Oroville for the past 30 years. Growing up as number five in a family of seven, he was very funny and mischievous. His classmates remember him humorously as a daring and somewhat rebellious friend. Greg will be laid to rest on October 29, 2012 in the Veteran's section of Oroville Cemetery. In the spring of 2013, a gathering of family and friends will be held to honor his memory. "He left so suddenly, we didn't get to say goodbye. Rest in peace and walk with God, dear brother. We'll see you on the other side."
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 27, 2012
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