Allen Nelson

On Aug. 12, 2017, God called our dad, grandpa, uncle and friend home.

Allen Floyd Nelson was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Livingston. He was married to Marjorie Jean Holtman on March 6, 1948.

They ranched on the family place Nelson Hereford Ranch in Paradise Valley, until 1995, when they sold the ranch and moved to Red Lodge.

While living in Livingston they had four children, Dixie (Denny Hoffman) Nebraska, Janet (Dwayne Dietz) Billings, Kent Nelson (Becky) Red Lodge and his favorite Lorra (James Mitzkus) Red Lodge.

In Livingston, he was active in Paradise Valley Community Church, American Hereford Association, Montana Hereford Association, Park Gallatin Hereford Association, and served as chairman for the Park County Tax Appeal Board.

Dad loved to hunt, fish and golf. He loved to help kids in 4H and enjoyed going to all sporting events.

Once they moved to Red Lodge, he was quick to get involved with the morning coffee group. He was also a member of the Luther Community Church and Carbon County Conservation Board.

Dad loved to visit and enjoyed having lots of people around. His generosity was a gift.

Dad is survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and he was a father and grandpa to many more than just his own. He would tease them with a twinkle in his eye.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marge.

A special thank you to the staff at TenderNest in Billings for their compassionate care of Dad. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, with Interment at 9 a.m., at the St. Olaf Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., at the Luther Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Luther Community Church, 233 Lower Luther Road, Red Lodge, and MT 59068.

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