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Judy Nelson

Dr. James N. Nelson

We created this memorial to celebrate the life of Dr. James N. Nelson. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Please share your stories, memories and photos. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Jim Nelson was born in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School. He trained as a neurosurgeon, and, after mentoring from the world famous psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Menninger, practiced psychiatry for five decades. At a young age, he achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy serving in Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a Renaissance man and a delightful Raconteur. His stories are legendary--from leading...  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the needed comfort and strength at this difficult time. Isaiah 41:10
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    Posted in behalf of Kirk McNagny:

    Hi Judy,

    That was a wonderful celebration of life for Jim!

    I am so sorry that I didn’t have my camera on until the toast at the end. I guess I was getting a little choked up with emotions about my mentor, colleague,...  more
  • Larry  Albers
    I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Jim Nelson in 1989 while training as a psychiatry resident and rotating on the Active Duty inpatient Unit at the Long Beach VA where I still work today. Jim was always willing to help out in any setting as he loved his...  more
  • John Pismopulos
    What a privilege it was to spend the last 3 years with Dr. Nelson (Jim). Along with being his handyman I also came to call him friend. I enjoyed his military stories and always felt as if I was listening to a piece of history. I so enjoyed solving many...  more
  • Fran Marshall
  • Gerry Dziub
    I was very fond of Mr. Jim Nelson. I will always remember our many conversations in my gym about farming, football,tractors, trucks and just life . It was easy to see how much Jim and Judy adored one another.They we’re a wonderful example of the way a...  more
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