June 12, 2015
Andy Nelson was born on June 18, 1956, to Shirley Thomas-Nelson and Cecil Nelson, in Denver, CO, along with his twin-brother Randy Nelson. He had four brothers, and one sister.
The family traveled around Colorado, before settling in Craig, CO; as a young-adult, Andy traveled all across the United States, often hitchhiking with friends and a couple of his brothers. He finally settled down in 1992 when he married Sharon Joy Nelson, on June 20th. He was a brave man, taking on three children, he raised them as his own.
Andy took his work seriously and was often referred to, by his co-workers, as a genius. Andy enjoyed spending time riding motorcycles or in Andy's Garage, with friends and family, repairing or upgrading, their "pride and joy"'s. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and watching the sunrise and sunset. Andy was a stern, simple, dignified, and free man, often referred to as a "prickly teddy bear."
Andy is preceded in death by: his parents, Shirley & Cecil Nelson, and his brother, Bob(Robert) Nelson. Andy is survived by: his wife, Sharon Joy Nelson, and their children, B.J. Shoen, Kelli Shoen, & Adam Shoen, his brothers, Rick Nelson, Randy Nelson, Rodney Nelson, his sister, Pat Dugan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
The family invites you to their home, located at: 496 Apple Blossom Road, Grand Junction, CO, beginning at 10 AM, Saturday, June 13, 2015, for an Open House Celebration of Life. Food and refreshments will be available all day, attire is T-shirt and blue-jeans, please feel free to come on by and share stories about his life.
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