Melvin Lee “Pete” Nelson

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Melvin Lee “Pete” Nelson, 79, of Moore, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, of natural causes at Valle Vista in Lewistown. Pete was born on Feb. 8, 1943, to Archie and Alta (Thomas) Nelson. He attended Trout Creek School until his 8th grade year and went to high school in Moore, graduating in 1961. After graduation he was drafted by the army and served for two years while stationed in Alaska.

Pete met LaVaun Fewer in 1973 at Eddies Corner in Moore, and they were married in November of that year. Pete and LaVaun spent a year living in Lewistown before moving to Moore in 1974. Pete spent his working years farming his land, driving school bus, delivering mail and driving for the Amish. He liked to spend his free time studying model trains, reading and completing logic puzzles.

Pete is survived by sons, Theodore Nelson of Moore, Eric (Sarah) Nelson of Belgrade, Troy Nelson of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Donald (JoAn) Nelson of Moore and Melton “Butch” Nelson of Laurel; sister, Joyce Turner of Hobson; grandchildren, Rebekah and Aiden; mother- in-law, Ginny of Malta; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVaun, of 48 years, son, Bradley, parents and siblings, Connie, Clayton, Glenn, Gary and Barbara.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cloyd Chapel. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Cloyd Chapel with burial to follow in the Moore Cemetery in Moore, Montana. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome. com.