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JOHN "JACK" NELSON Age 81, passed on January 7, 2013 in Wildomar, CA as a result of a terminal stroke. Born February 1, 1932, in San Jose, CA, Jack lived in San Leandro and San Clemente before retiring at The Colony in Murrieta. Throughout his life, Jack was recognized for his athletic ability in baseball, boxing, basketball, and golf. He donated his time and resources to both the Salvation Army and the local Unity Hall chapter of AA. Jack celebrated 41 years of being sober, and firmly believed in the power of changing one's life one day at a time. Jack left behind a large family that loved him including his best friend and wife of over 33 years, Marie Nelson. Jack's last moments were spent holding hands with his beloved. Services with military honors performed by the US Marine Corps will be on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:45am at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Staging area 4 in Riverside, CA 92518. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salvation Army at donate.salvationarmyusa.org EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 www.evans-brownmortuary.com/ obituaries

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 12, 2013
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