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Larry Lee Nelson

March 26, 1941 - April 12, 2020


Larry Lee Nelson, 79, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, in Salem, Oregon. He was born on March 26, 1941, in Portland to Eugene and Ruth Nelson. His older brother, Denton Nelson (Alice), lives in Sunnyvale, California.
 
Larry spent most of his life in the Northwest. He graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1959. He was an Army Nike Hercules Missile repairman, Vietnam, later becoming an IBEW industrial electrician, with more than 25 years in the trade.
 
In his youth, Larry roller skated at Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, once competing nationally. He loved attending high school reunions and cherished the lasting relationships built with his classmates. He loved to golf and was active at Coos Country Club and recently at McNary Golf Club, Keizer. He loved hot rods, swap meets and talking cars with other “rod heads”. Larry enjoyed his union activities with Locals 932 and 48. He was a lifetime Oregon State fan and enjoyed the Mariners and the Seahawks.
 
Larry has two sons from his first marriage, Scott Nelson and Todd Nelson, of Portland. He married the love of his life, Mary Anne, in 1971, becoming a parent to four more children, Kyle Fenton, of Portland, Konnie Mastrovito (Eric) of Puyallup, Kathie Stanley (Brian) of Eugene, and Karol Kyte (Frank) of Sacramento. Larry loved his 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, including a great-grandson born on the day Larry passed.
 
At his request, no service will be held. The family plans a small celebration of life at a later date.

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My sweet Larry , I will miss you forever..You were my loving husband and the best father ever. I will hold you in my arms again one day.



My condolences to the family. I wish I could have met him. Karol has wonderful stories is her father and whole family.



A wonderful funny guy who I only knew for a few years-wish it could have been longer. Rest In Peace and sympathy to the family.



Larry was a wonderful, kind hearted man. He will be missed and I will cherish every memory that we shared. Love you always, until we meet again.



Sorry for your loss Marry and family, we will be praying for you guys. He was a great man and will be truly missed.



My sincere condolences to Larry's family.  Although I never met him, I had the extreme honor and pleasure to work and become friends with his lovely daughter Konnie.  Knowing her as I do, I can only imagine what a joy it would have been to know Larry.  I will be thinking of the family in the months and years ahead, sending love to each of you.  May peace be with you always.



My condolences too you Mary and the family. I will be praying for you. Love to you all.



Sorry to hear the passing of Larry, We were long time school mates going back to the 7th grade at Milwaukie Jr. High. As my mother would say that redhead is full of piss and vinegar.

Lloyd White



Larry was a great brother who loved his family very much.  He also loved our lord Jesus.  One day we will be together again.  Our love goes out to Mary Ann who was a wonderful wife and care giver to Larry.  May God bless her and his children, and keep them all well.