OBITUARY

Gordon James Nielsen

December 24, 1938April 20, 2018
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Mr. Gordon James Nielsen, of La Crescenta, California, born on December 24, 1938 in Southgate, California, to the late Irene Nielsen and the late Carl Nielsen. Gordon passed away at age 79 on April 20, 2018 in Swedish Hospital, Edmonds, Washington. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1957. Gordon served in the Army from 1961 to 1963 and he also worked in various Machine Shops and Tooling industry as a tool and die maker. Gordon worked in the model shop at Boeing and Fluke until he retired in 2004. Gordon was the loving husband of Linda Maria Nielsen. He is survived by his sons, Kelly Nielsen, Randy Nielsen, and Robert Nielsen and daughter, Teresa LaMarr; his sister, Michelle Nielsen and grandchild, Kelsey Nielsen. He also leaves behind his greatly loved cats, Ninja, Marmalade, Baby Blaque, Baby Face, and TugBoat and dogs, Brody and Benny. Gordon loved being in a machine shop, designing tools and dies, loved his pets which included cats and his main companion dog Brody. He was skilled in carpentry, drawing, arts and crafts, automotive mechanics, engine rebuilding, body and fender work, electronics. Was always interested in live music, playing his trumpet, learning guitar and alto saxophone. Gordon loved cooking for others. Not only was Gordon a creative teacher and patient man, he also learned more and more every single day because of his desire for perfection. He will live forever in our hearts!

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Betty Mccaffrey

June 6, 2018

Remembering Gordon as a kind,loving, and interesting brother in law, R.I.P., Dear One.

Betty and Dennis

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