Terrence Neilsen

Feb. 21, 1965 – June 16, 2007

Terrence “Terry” Ernest Neilsen, 42, of Lebanon, died June 16, 2007 at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1965 in Palo Alto, Calif. He moved to Lebanon as a child and attended Hamilton Creek School before moving to Washington, where he graduated from Kentridge High School in Renton. Terry then entered the Navy and served on the USS Nimitz during the Gulf War. Following his discharge he returned to Lebanon and worked locally at various lumber mills.

He graduated from Linn-Benton Community College in 2003 with adegree in business and supervisory management.

Mr. Neilsen married Jennifer Edson on Nov. 12, 2005 in Sweet Home. He was a member of the Sweet Home VFW. He enjoyed fishing and often took his step-son and niece with him to Foster or Green Peter. He also enjoyed karaoke and participated in several contests in the valley.

Mr. Neilsen is survived by his wife Jennifer, stepson Patrick Edson, mother and stepfather Nancy and Louis Workman, grandmother Doris Bivins and stepgrandmother Miriam Wood, all of Lebanon; daughters, Brianna Neilsen of Nevada and Lanai Neilsen of Arkansas; brother Eric Neilsen of Lebanon; stepsister Angela Wheeler of Troutdale; stepbrother Andy Workman of Georgia; foster brother Michael Reibel; sister-in-law Rebecca Neilsen and great-aunt Irene Goodwin both of Lebanon, nieces Macheala Neilsen, Deanna Logsdon, nephew Harley Logsdon and numerous cousins. His father, Conejo Neilson and grandfather, A.E. “Jack” Bivins preceded him in death.

Viewing will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Sand-ridge Cemetery near Lebanon. To leave an on-line condolence for the family, go to http://www.hustonjost.com