A memorial service for Bob Nelson will be held August 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Ministries 511 W. Highway 66, Milan New Mexico and food right after at Family Fun Room 405 Airport Rd. Milan N.M. If any additional information is needed, please call 505-658-9439.
Bob “Bobby” Nelson passed away on July 28, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Lucy Padilla of Albuquerque N.M, father Leslie Nelson of Idaho, and first grandchild Ryder Nelson Jr of Milan N.M. He is survived by his son Ryder Nelson of Albuquerque; daughter Rose Anna Nelson of Milan N.M., grandchildren Ryan Nelson of Milan N.M., Esteban Nelson/Sedillos of Fort Wayne Indiana, Destiny Nelson/Sedillos of Fort Wayne I.N, Aziah Nelson of Albuquerque; brother Gilbert Romero of Fort Worth Texas, ex-wife of 23 years Anna Montoya, and current partner of 15 years Sandra Sandoval.
Bob had been a longtime resident of Cibola County, after coming to town to work for the mines. His more recent employment was with Mount Taylor Medical Supplies, but he worked on several projects in between. He knew his way around oxygen and medical materials, vehicles and all the mechanics behind them; woodwork, and was also known as an electrician. Chances were, whatever was broken would get fixed if he got his hands on it.
Bob often rode his bike around town, but more recently enjoyed cruising in his Ford Ranger and Suzuki. He liked entertaining guests, outdoor activities, music, movies, collecting and just being around loved ones. He was one for making people laugh. Bob was kindhearted, understanding, intelligent and down to earth. He was resilient and strong, fighting even until his last breath. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.