Don J. Nelson

Sep 12, 1928 – Oct 5, 2009

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Don J. Nelson
Passed away unexpectedly on October 5th, 2009. He was born on Sept 12, 1928 in Wisconsin to Martha and Vernon Nelson.

Don retired in 1991, after 40 years with Gordon Brown, Inc. He and his wife Junee began traveling the world and just returned from a cruise to Mexico for their 55th wedding anniversary. He also volunteered with the Gideons Bible Society.

He is survived by his wife Junee, daughter Julie Lemery Steve, son Chris, 4 grandchildren, Matt Sloan, Sally Sloan, Zachary Nelson and Ben Lemery ; siblings Derrald, Ken, Barbara Mooney, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his life will be held at Berean Bible Church 2345 N 185th, Shoreline at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 9th, where he was active as a Christian Ed director, was on the Elder Board and taught Bible classes.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideon's International PO BOX #55351, Seattle, WA 98155. Please visit the on-line memorial at


Jeff Brown & Family
Kent, WA
Oct 8, 2009

Our condolences to the entire Nelson family. Don was a great asset to our business. I worked for Don when I was an apprentice back in 1988. He was always fair and very well know in the industry. I believe he was the best superintendants my Grandfather ever had. We will all miss him.

The Linnerooth Family
Carnation, WA
Oct 8, 2009

Our thoughts are with you. Julie is a cherished friend and fellow Rotarian.

Karen Rossman
Everett, WA
Oct 8, 2009

I was so sorry to hear about Don's death. He was a good man. My prayers are with him, with Junee, and with his familyu.

Laura Williams
North Bend, OR
Oct 8, 2009

Julie, Steve, Matt, Sally, Ben, and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With love,

Laura, Clint, Nick, and Olivia

Beverly B Jacobson
Monroe, WA
Oct 8, 2009

Blessings and thoughtful prayers to you, Julie, and your entire family. Trust in the Lord and He will guide you through the heartache of loss.


Rotary Club of Duvall
Duvall, WA
Oct 8, 2009

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Duvall, I would like to share our deepest condolences to the family in the passing of Don. Don's daughter Julie is one of our cherished members in our club. The Rotary Club sends their prayers and sincere sympathies to the family. You are in our hearts.


Gayle Stevens


Rotary Club of Duvall 2009-2010

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