Brian Scott Nelson Dies at 43; Longtime Coronadan Was in S.D. Boys Choir

“Brian valiantly battled Crohn’s Disease and its complications for over 25 years,” obituary said.

Brian Scott Nelson—who moved to Coronado as a toddler in 1971—died March 19 at his home in Mt. Vernon, WA, according to an obituary in the Idaho Statesman.

He was 43.

Nelson also lived in Point Loma, Vista, Klamath Falls, Homedale and Boise before moving to Mt. Vernon in 2006, the obituary said.

“Brian valiantly battled Crohn’s Disease and its complications for over 25 years,” said his death notice. “Brian grew up in a musical family (both parents are music teachers), and he enjoyed singing, playing guitar, and listening to blues, jazz and classical music. He was active in the San Diego Boys Choir and sang the lead role in Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

He had a woodworking business, loved kids and “especially enjoyed teaching them about music, woodworking or God’s Creation.”

Survivors include his parents, Betty J. Nelson of Mt. Vernon, WA and Robert V. Nelson of Portland, OR; his brother Steve Nelson (Sharron) of Boise, ID; his sisters Brenda Nelson (Marvin Hamm) of Portland, OR and Becky Hedman (Eben) of Burlington, WA.

A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. April 6 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St., Mt. Vernon.


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