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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 
    Birth 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 
    FamilySearch ID KWZR-FQB 
    Death 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 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Jesse Giles Nelson,   b. 10 Jun 1908, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 15 Feb 1992 (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 7 Dec 1935  Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  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
    Family ID F27754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 May 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 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 MapsDeath - 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 h o me at the age of 70. Born in La Jolla, California to Jesse and Opal Nel so n, Scott is survived by his wife, Caryn; their children: Jana, Holly , J.R ., Eric, Lindsay, and Aimee; seventeen grandchildren; one great-gra ndchil d; and his sister, Julie Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona. In addition , Scot t was a foster parent to many children in the Portland area.

      Scott served in the military as a Captain. He also worked in real esta t e and corporate sales, and most recently was the owner and proprieto r o f Harvest Mill Bakery for over fifteen years. He was an active membe r o f the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as a vo lunt eer in several community organizations. With a lively sense of humo r an d genuine interest in people, Scott touched the lives of many throug hou t 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 t a ke pictures and had to be coerced to be in one. On vacations and trips , h e'd be the one to document everything and everyone .

      He and his wife were having a date night one night in Portland and wande r ed into an outdoor banquet for an artists' convention. Recognizing a fr e e meal and a golden opportunity, Scott grabbed an unclaimed name-tag a n d sat down with a group of artists and began to chat. His wife, Caryn , wa s mortified, and practically shaking in terror at the prospect of be ing c aught in a bold-faced lie. Scott, however, was making friends wit h all th e other artists. When asked what his medium was, he claimed phot ography . After enjoying a steak dinner and the company of pretentious Po rtland a rtists, he left them for the night with the promise that he'd se e them th e next day at the art gala. Needless to say, Scott and Caryn we re not i n attendance.

      Scott also loved taking pictures of nature. One time, he and his wife we r e visiting their son, JR, daughter-in-law, and baby granddaughter who h a d just moved to California. His daughter-in-law, Katie, was looking fo r s omething they could do as a family, and so she decided to take a fami ly t rip to Yosemite. They were driving through the park and tensions wer e hig h as Scott had forgotten to pack a lunch. To make matters worse, Sc ott in sisted on stopping the car every time he saw a beautiful vista t o the poi nt that several park rangers would approach them and say that t hey neede d to keep moving as they were holding up traffic. But Scott go t to take n ice pictures, so that's what matters.