It is with sad heart that we remember our brother Tim Nelson USMC/IRAQ/Chapter #3  


As many of you know already Tim's service with Military honors was held on August 4th, 2008 at Westford Funeral Home here in Bellingham, WA. Over 250 people attended the service taking every chair that was available and the standing room in the back was full.

In attendance was Brenda White of Congressman Rick Larsen office, Pete Kremen. County Executive, Former State Representative of the 42nd District Gene Goldsmith USAF, Former Mayor of Ferndale  and Navy Seabees Jerry Landcastle, National President of Veteran of Modern Warfare Julie Mock U.S. Army, VVA Chapter President Gary Lysne U.S. Army. Commander Ken Richardson DAV Chapter 19 U.S. Army and  Commander Steve of VFW Post 1585 and so many more from various Veterans Organizations along with many of Tim and Elisha's family and Friends.

Following the service the VFW Post 1585 Auxiliary hosted a reception at the Post for those in attendance at the service. I would like to thank those that were involved in providing the food and help. VVA member Ron Hewitt purchased the Marine Corp cake.

Tim had mentioned to Elisha in conversation in their 11 month marriage that we would like to be buried next to his mother in Spokane and not to be cremated. Arrangement were made for grave site services for August 6th at noon at Riverside Memorial Park  In the early hours Wednesday morning ( 4 am) a van sat in the Sehome Village Mall surrounded by bike members of Chapter One of Combat Veterans International (CVI). In the van laded the coffin of Tim Nelson covered by the American flag that Elisha received at the services on the 4th. I and Kirk Lyon (USMC) had the honor of driving the van that would be bring Tim home. As we departed, County Executive Pete Kremen authorized a Whatcom County Sheriff Deputy to escort us to the County line. Following ahead of the van was and behind the Deputy was Pat Green Chapter Secretary of CVI who set up the motorcycle escort to Spokane and Jack Palmer of CVI and along with another of CVI member.  Behind the was a number of members from CVI and VVA on their bikes.

The convoy consisted of one van and 8 riders. By the time we arrived at the Riverside Park the convoy consisted of one van, three cars and 50 riders. The Washington State Patriot Guard members 30 strong were waiting for us on the on ramp at Ritzville. We arrived at the Memorial Park at 11:35. Greeting us was Elisha and family members along with about 100 members of the Patriot Guard with American flags and service flags standing at attention. In dress blues were a number of current Marine and former Marines that remove Tim's casket from the van. It was placed at the grave site next to his mother. At the end of the services two fellow marine that served with Tim in Iraq refolded the flag and present it to Elisha as Taps played.

Kurt and I returned that evening feeling that Tim again is marching along with fellow marines but in God's Army.

Do to the high cost of Tim's funeral expenses due to services here with a casket and purchase of a  grave site next to his mother I am asking assistance in paying for these the funeral bill. There was no life insurance and it will take months for any VA assistance.

You can help by sending a check made out to Westford Funeral Home to Attention Jim Pace, VA Vet Center, 3800 Byron St, Suite 124, Bellingham', WA 98229.

Many members already have help Elisha during these rough times. For those wishing to help Elisha, donations can be make a to the benevolent account to any Washington Mutual Bank. Please make checks payable to the Family of Tim Nelson.

Thanks taking the time to read this.

Jim Pace

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