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Robert Scott Nelson

Robert Scott Nelson

Male 1942 - 2013  (70 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert Scott Nelson 
    Born 14 Mar 1942  La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 14 Jul 1964  ARIZO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Feb 2013  Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I80437  mytree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2022 

    Father Jesse Giles Nelson,   b. 10 Jun 1908, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1981, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Opal Leona Bradberry,   b. 4 Jun 1917, Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1992  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1935  Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caryn 
    Children 
     1. Jana Nelson
     2. Holly Nelson
     3. J R Nelson
     4. Eric Nelson
     5. Lindsay Nelson
     6. Aimee Nelson
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F27388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1942 - La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 14 Jul 1964 - ARIZO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 2013 - Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • March 14, 1942 - February 16, 2013

      Long time resident of Gresham, Oregon, Scott Nelson passed away in his home at the age of 70. Born in La Jolla, California to Jesse and Opal Nelson, Scott is survived by his wife, Caryn; their children: Jana, Holly, J.R., Eric, Lindsay, and Aimee; seventeen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister, Julie Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, Scott was a foster parent to many children in the Portland area.

      Scott served in the military as a Captain. He also worked in real estate and corporate sales, and most recently was the owner and proprietor of Harvest Mill Bakery for over fifteen years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as a volunteer in several community organizations. With a lively sense of humor and genuine interest in people, Scott touched the lives of many throughout his life.

      He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Denny and Jim.

      A Photographer

      Scott was fond of photography, and oftentimes elected to be the one to take pictures and had to be coerced to be in one. On vacations and trips, he'd be the one to document everything and everyone.

      He and his wife were having a date night one night in Portland and wandered into an outdoor banquet for an artists' convention. Recognizing a free meal and a golden opportunity, Scott grabbed an unclaimed name-tag and sat down with a group of artists and began to chat. His wife, Caryn, was mortified, and practically shaking in terror at the prospect of being caught in a bold-faced lie. Scott, however, was making friends with all the other artists. When asked what his medium was, he claimed photography. After enjoying a steak dinner and the company of pretentious Portland artists, he left them for the night with the promise that he'd see them the next day at the art gala. Needless to say, Scott and Caryn were not in attendance.

      Scott also loved taking pictures of nature. One time, he and his wife were visiting their son, JR, daughter-in-law, and baby granddaughter who had just moved to California. His daughter-in-law, Katie, was looking for something they could do as a family, and so she decided to take a family trip to Yosemite. They were driving through the park and tensions were high as Scott had forgotten to pack a lunch. To make matters worse, Scott insisted on stopping the car every time he saw a beautiful vista to the point that several park rangers would approach them and say that they needed to keep moving as they were holding up traffic. But Scott got to take nice pictures, so that's what matters.