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Thomas Andrews Nelson

Thomas Andrews Nelson

Thomas A. Nelson, 86, of Montrose, Colorado, died December 28, 2017. Tom and his twin sister, Helen, were born to Filmore and Zilphia (Nelson) Nelson, July 25, 1931. He grew up in Svea, MN and graduated from Willmar High School in 1949. He earned a business degree from Denver University. Tom worked as an insurance adjustor in Trinidad, CO before moving to Montrose, CO in 1962. There he was a Right-of-Way Manager for an electric company until he retired. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen (Jacobs) Nelson, Montrose, CO; children: Thomas K., Montrose, CO; Shannon Hohrman, Fergus Falls, MN; Kent (Wendy) Nelson San Diego, CA; Janette (Pete) Burton, Colorado Springs, CO; and Catie Peterson, Klamath Falls, OR; nine grandchildren; and sisters Janice Varney and Barbara Elstad. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James, sister Geneva Joonson, and twin sister Helen Hubbard.