Richard Lee Nielsen
Richard Lee Nielsen was born on
June 25, 1969 in Portland, Oregon
and died April 26, 2018 at home in
Sandy, Oregon. He was the son of Chris and Mari
(Williams) Nielsen and attended local schools,
graduating from high school in 1987. Rick worked
for many years in the excavating business.
In 1995 he married a high school friend, Dawn
Canada, becoming a step-dad to her children, Kayla
and Kelly. Rick and Dawn had one son, Montana
Tyler. They divorced in 1998 but remained friends
throughout the years.
He is survived by his children, Kayla Canada,
Kelly Larsen and Montana Nielsen; parents,
Chris and Mari Nielsen; sister and brother-in-law,
Rachel Nielsen-Steeprow and Scott Steeprow; two
nephews, Brady Nielsen and Bailey McEntarffer;
many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
A Celebration of Life gathering was held on
Sunday, April 29 at his parents' home.