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Jimmy Nelson

March 2, 1945 — February 25, 2024

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Victor James “Jimmy” Nelson, 78, passed on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Plains, MT.

Jimmy was born on March 2, 1945 in Browning.  At the age of 21, Jimmy went to work on the rigs in Alaska on the N Slope starting his career in the oil patch. He started out as a worm, ending as a tool pusher. Jim loved the rigs! Jim lived 20 plus years in Wyoming and in 1996 his career ended when he had his first stroke.  Jim had taken his crew to work, knowing he wasn't feeling right, then took himself to the Worland, WY hospital and was then transferred to the Billings, MT hospital. Jimmy suffered another stroke in 2019.

 Survived by his longtime friend and loving companion, Pat Whitford; brothers, Denny Nelson (Ellen) and Andy Nelson (Jackie Loring); sisters, Debby Goodspeed (Mitch), Brenda Nelson, and Becky Campbell (Lester Potter); children, Grant and Alecia and their children; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great.

 Preceded in death mother, Hazel Campbell; father, Victor A. Nelson; sister, Kerma Phippen; and brothers, Sam and Mike Harris. 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 pm at Crown Hill Cemetery.
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