Robert (Bob) Nelson, 89, passed away September 30, 2017 at Skylark Memory Care in Ashland. 

Bob grew up in Southern California, where he met his wife (Ruth) Dorothy. They enjoyed 65 years of loving marriage before she passed away. A veteran of the post-war U.S. Army occupation force in Japan, he began his career in accounting, working in the private sector. He later found his niche in public service, and dedicated the last two decades of his career serving the City of Ashland, first as Director of Finance, then as Risk Manager. 

Bob is remembered as a man of faith, wit, and kindness. 

He is survived by his son, Dale and his wife, Dorothea; daughter, Carol; and grandchildren, Andrew, Lucy, Shel, Linnea, and Zachary. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Shepherd’s Way Foursquare Church, 599 East Main Street in Ashland. Arrangements in care of Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon.