Gary L. Nelson

4 entries
  • "So sorry for your loss. Gary and I were childhood friends...."
    - Mari (King) Stephenson
  • "Good bye my Friend."
    - Luther Nunn
  • "Gary was a pleasure to know,he would tell me the Dollar..."
    - Bud Sargent
  • "Dearest Sue and Family, Your precious Gary was so..."
    - Elliott Noorlun
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Layne's Battle Ground Funeral Home
16 NE Clark Ave.
Battle Ground, WA

August 24, 1945 ~ August 27, 2018

Gary L. Nelson, 73, passed away at Community Hospice House in Vancouver, WA on Aug. 27, 2018. He was born in Vancouver to Tony and Marie Nelson on Aug. 24, 1945. Gary graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1963 and earned his Associate degree from Clark College.
He married his wife Susan on July 22, 1966.
Gary worked for Columbia Machine Inc. for 40 years as a welder. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture, puttering in his shop, metal detecting, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.
Gary was a volunteer firefighter for 27 years with Clark County Fire District #11.
He could talk the moss off a fence post
and made friends wherever he went.
Gary is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Scott (Renai) and Todd (Kathrine); and grandchildren, Caleb, Taitum and Owen. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private memorial service will be held and then a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Special thanks to everyone involved with Community Hospice for their special and wonderful care of Gary.
Donations may be made to Community Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632-8189.
Arrangement were entrusted to Layne's Funeral Home.
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 9, 2018
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