Gordon Neil Nelson, age 69, of Colstrip passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home at Colstrip.
Gordy was born on May 23, 1951 in Jordan, Montana, the son of Neil and Helen (Greer) Nelson. He grew up attending grade schools in Jordan, Cohagen, Circle and was homeschooled for a time also. Gordy attended high school at Sacred Heart and graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City. He then attended Miles Community College and a year of auctioneer school. From 1964 – 1974 he worked in the Miles City area for the Nefsy, Coffee and Haughian Ranches, Fort Keogh and for Eddie Vaugh. He married Kathryn Hanley on December 28, 1974 in Baker, Montana. Gordy worked various jobs through the years including Smith Cattle, Agri Empire, Singleton Trucking, Doug & Kim McRae and Coal Dryer Western Energy.
Gordy was an active member of the FFA Alumni, Moose Lodge and the Local 400 International Operators Union. He enjoyed being the center of attention!
Gordon is survived by his wife Kathy Nelson of Colstrip, MT; two sons: Ryan Nelson of Dickinson, ND and Scott Nelson of Colstrip, MT; two grandchildren, Carson and Brooklyn; two brothers: Doug Nelson of Miles City, MT; Frank (Jane) Nelson of Miles City, MT; a sister, Meredith (Dennis) Hirsch of Miles City, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Kay Hanley, sister Margorie Milroy, a granddaughter Samantha Francine Nelson and his friend Darius Stahl.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City. This funeral is being held outdoors to follow along with the State and Local guidelines for social distancing. Those that attend please spread out as much as you can with your families in the grandstands. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Syd’s Wish, care of Angie Hedges PO Box 2322 Colstrip, MT 59323.