March 23, 1945 - June 14, 2012
David Allen Nelson Dave was born March 23, 1945, in Williston, ND, and passed away June 14, 2012, in Bend at the age of 67.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels Hans Nelson and Blenda Luella (Salvevold) Nelson and two brothers, Wilbur and Donald. He is survived by his sister, Beverly (Nelson) Martell and brother-in-law, Michael Martell, many nephews, nieces & friends.
Dave attended school in Montana and California. He graduated from Christ Ambassador High School in Los Angeles. Dave worked for United Airlines in Los Angeles and Portland. He received his associates degree in wastewater technology from Linn Benton Community College in Albany, OR. Dave moved to Bend in 2000, and resided there until his death.
A graveside memorial service will be June 30, at 1:00 p.m., at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home, OR.