Thomas Lee Nelson (Tom), age 61, died on Feb. 11, 2021, at his home in Page, AZ. Tom was born the son of Alred Nelson and Patricia Twigg in Concord, CA. He eventually made his way to Ft. Riley, KS, after joining the United States Army and subsequently the Kansas Army National Guard, retiring with 23 years of service including Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tom met Sharon in Liberal, KS in 1999 and they were married July 29, 2000.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sharon of Page, AZ; his mother, Patricia Nelson of Concord, CA; his son, Zach Nelson of Hiawatha, KS; daughters, Breanne and Danae Nelson of Topeka, KS; and two grandchildren. Tom is also survived by four sisters and four brothers, Joanne South of Erp, CA; Martha Coltrin of Carson City, NV; Peggy Nelson of Antioch, CA; Patty Preciado of Rio Rico, AZ; Jim Nelson of Pleasant Hill, CA; Steve Nelson of Sonora, CA; Dan Nelson of Lebanon, OR; John Nelson of Orlando, FL. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Bill and Rick.
A Celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at the VFW in Garden City, KS. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to K9s For Warriors or the Veterans Community Project.
Posted online on February 17, 2021