[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 07:53:22 :

Independent Journal
Tuesday, February 13, 1968
Page 6


James E. Nelson, 70, a retired band director and music instructor, died yesterday at his home at 247 D Street, San Rafael, following a short illness.

He had lived in Marin County a year and a half. With his son-in-law, Donald Sherwood of San Rafael, he operated the Woodland Avenue Lauderette (sic), 89 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael.

He was a native of Spencer, Iowa, and was a school teacher for 40 years. For nine years, he taught children of U. S. armed forces personel in Japan. He came to Marin County from Victoria, Tex.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Westside, Iowa, and the Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion in Victoria.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Nelson; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Sherwood and Mrs. Richard Hutchinson, both of San Rafael; a son, James M. Nelson of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Chester Triplett of Sutherland, Iowa, Mrs. Adolph Fabel of St. Louis, and three brothers, Harry, Theodore and Richard Nelson, all of Spencer, Iowa.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Keatonís Mortuary. Interment will be in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery.

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A Death Notice in the same paper adds that he was the grandfather of four.

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