Lee (Bud) Vickers Nelson Age 87, passed away September 10, 2017.
Born in Tacoma March 31, 1930 to Rene and Dorthy Nelson. Lee is survived by his brothers Rene and Michael, sons Bradly (Lidia) and Tad (Sherrie), daughter Darcy Kirkebo (Jamie), seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and best friend and companion Jane Connery. Lee was a firefighter for the City of Tacoma for 20 years. He joined the Tacoma Mountaineers and summited many mountain peaks including Mt. McKinley. Lee loved his family, friends, mountains, and beaches with great passion. His favorite home was his hand-hewn log mountain cabin he built in Ashford, WA. Lee will be greatly missed by many and dismissed by only a few. Celebration of Life will be held on November 5, 2017, 11:00am at the Tacoma Firefighter Memorial on Ruston Way. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Katie Downs Restaurant. Please RSVP at leenelsonsfamily@gmail.com.”