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October 7, 1959 - November 3, 2020

James Clyde Nielson was born October 7th, 1959 in Cortez Colorado to Norma and Don Nielson. He passed away in Monticello UT on November 3 2020.

He is a brother to Dawn, and John Nielson, half siblings Connie, Mike, and Dana Nielson.

James graduated from Dolores County High School and married the love of his life Zelpha Bucher in 1978. Soon they were blessed with three sons Tyler James, Waylon Clyde and Michael Joe.

James is survived by his wife of 42 years Zelpha of Dove Creek CO, his sons Tyler (Anna), Waylon (Varissa) all of Dove Creek CO, Michael (Carisa) of Cahone CO. 11 Grandchildren, mother Norma Hobbs, sister Dawn Epps (Jimmy) all of Cortez CO. Brother John Nielson (Jackie) of Dove Creek CO, Half sisters Dana and Connie numerous nieces and nephews. Mother in Law Zelda Bucher of Dove Creek brother in law Boyd Bucher (Bonnie) of Dove Creek CO and Mark Bucher (Bobee) Cortez CO.

James is preceded in death by his father Don Nielson, father in law Wilburn Bucher, brother in law Joe Bucher, half brother Mike and his beloved dogs Shadow and Homer.

Services were held on November 7th at the Pioneer Center in Dove Creek CO and Interment at Peel Cemetery followed.

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