Lee Allen Nielsen

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December 3, 1934 ~ January 27, 2021

Born in: Boone, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Lee Allen Nielsen, 86, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 27, 2021. He was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Boone, Colo., up in the drylands. When his parents’ farm was absorbed into the former Pueblo Army Depot, the family moved to the farm on Highway 50, where Lee lived from age three until the death of his wife, Joan, when he was 81. For the past four years, he lived in the retirement community of Primrose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; and eldest son, Eric. He is survived by his children, Mitzi of Buena Vista, Erin of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mark of Huntsville, Ala. He will be buried next to his wife in St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to hospice or your local animal shelter. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I worked for Lee and Joan the summer of my freshman/sophomore school year. I babysat the 3 Nielsen children, Joan was pregnant with Mark. I lived with the family during the week and went home, to my family, on the weekends. I earned a whopping $100 (which was a lot of money to me) that summer! Joan taught me how to cook some of the family favorites and I learned how to drive their pickup. Lee was busy farming and I only saw him during mealtime. I learned a lot of useful skills that summer. My condolences to Mitzi, Erin and Mark.

  2. I worked with Lee at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for many years. He was very nice, interesting, and really funny! I loved his laugh. I used to call him Eeyore. I went to the farm one time and saw all of his art work. He had many talents as well as many stories. I had a lot of respect for Lee.
    Sorry for your loss. God Bless
    Nancy Ausbun

  3. First met Lee in 1957 when we attended night school welding classes at the then Pueblo Junior College. Class was from 7:00 PM to 10:00. Both our cars were 1953 Dodge Coronets after class we would race, see who could get to Sunset Inn or Bucky’s Tavern where we would drink beer until about twelve o’clock. Good man, he will be missed.
    Our sincerest condolences to his family.
    Chris and Kay Spinuzzi

  4. I am so sorry for your families loss. I worked for the Nielsens on their farm for a few years and I must say they were some fun and interesting years. Rest in peace Lee.
    Sherri Seaton (Lofing)

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