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Richard Benton Nelson


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Richard Benton Nelson Obituary
Richard (Dick) Benton Nelson died December 17, 2018. Born May 11, 1921 in Antonito, CO. He was a Denver South High School & Colorado School of Mines graduate. Stationed in London during WWII he served in the US Army Air Force in the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. An avid Bridge player, golfer, fly fisherman and devoted father and grandfather. He spun wonderful tales of hard rock mining, growing up in his Platte Park neighborhood and his experiences during the war. He is survived by children Karen Benton Wedding, Richard Bruce Nelson, and Jay Frederick Nelson and their families who will miss him dearly. Military service pending at Fort Logan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorials may be made to thedenverhospice.org. To share your stories and for service update visit monarchsociety.com.
Published in Denver Post from Jan. 9 to Jan. 20, 2019
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