"ROCKY" RODERICK M. NIELSON II Born July 30th 1950. First born son of Roderick and Marian MacKay Nielson. Rocky was a gentle giant standing taller than his brothers with a very kind and loving soul. Rocky honored his parents always. He graduated with honors from Skyline High School excelling in mathematics (he was called "The Calculator". He was awarded a four year scholarship to BYU. Later he graduated from Law School earning a Juris Doctorate. Rocky served a mission in Tawian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He married Suzanne French and they had two daughters and three sons. He later married Susan Bowers Black, who had a son and a daughter, and together they had two daughters for a total of nine children. Rocky loved his large family and enjoyed cooking for them. He made sure they were always well cared for. He took them on many wonderful and fun vacations. Rocky passed away on March 4, 2011 in Norco, California. He is survived by his wife Susan, his children, Rachael Millett (Keith), Jason Nielson, Serena Ashcroft (Brant), Michael Nielson (Jennifer), David Nielson (Shawnett), Alexis Nielson age 13, Melanie Nielson age 11, stepchildren Nichole Segura (Mario), Jeremy Black, and 10 beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Marian M. Nielson and his brothers Rand E. Nielson (Anne Marie), Ryan M. Nielson and Ron Jeffrey Nielson (Kathy). His father preceded him in death. Service will be held Saturday, March 12 at 11:am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 3700 Norconian Drive, Norco, CA 92860. Bishop Russell Holmes has set up a special scholarship fund for the 2 minor girls, Alexis and Melanie. Please contact Susan Nielson or Marian Nielson. Arrangements Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 on-line condolences: www.thomasmillermortuary.com
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Published in The Press-Enterprise on Mar. 11, 2011.