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Ron Nelson

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James Ronald Nelson, 74, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Jan 22, 2014.

Ron was born to William Ira Nelson and Esther Moore Nelson in Boise, Idaho on Dec 16, 1939. He was the fifth of eight children. He grew up and graduated from high school in Boise. After graduating he served in the Idaho and California Air National Guards and then served faithfully as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii. After returning from Hawaii, Ron met the love of his life in California. He married Pamela Whitlock in 1965. He also started his lifelong career in Title Insurance that same year. After years of working in California, Utah and Idaho, they relocated to Goldendale where they have called home for the last 21 years. Ron worked at Klickitat County Title where, after 49 years in the business, was reluctantly going to retire, later this year. He loved the business as well as working with people. He was a friend to all.

Ron is survived by his wife Pam, daughters, Melanie (Dave) Suckow, Suzanna (Bobby) Cox, Jamie (Johnnie) Buller and son David (Carole) Nelson; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Stephanie, his parents, four of his brothers and his sister.

There will be a service held at the Goldendale LDS church on Columbus Avenue Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. All friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend. His interment is at Cloverdale Cemetery in Boise, Idaho.

 

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