December 18, 2014

Retired general chairperson L.L. Nelson dies

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Lewis Lavon Nelson, 74, retired general chairperson of former Union Pacific General Committee of Adjustment GO 957 (Northwest District), died Jan. 10 from complications related to lung cancer.

A member of SMART Transportation Division Local 1574 at Portland, Ore., Nelson retired Sept. 1, 2001, following 35 years of continuous membership and railroad service. He assumed the office of general chairperson in January 1979.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m. (PST) at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 11801 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97086. Communications to the Nelson family may be sent by mail in care of the funeral home.

Nelson was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, in November 2013.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.