After they married, Bob and Diana traveled to England where he landed a job working at the Headquarters of the Third U.S. Air Force in South Ruislip, Middlesex.
In 1954, in the process of returning to the Bay Area, they traveled across the U.S. by train. After working several jobs on the Peninsula, he ended up at Stanford Research Institute, now SRI International, where he worked as a compensation administrator for 30 years and 30 days until he retired in 1990.
After he retired, he enjoyed taking walks around his neighborhood and chatting with his neighbors as well as traveling around the U.S., England and Argentina with his wife. He also bowled regularly at the Palo Alto Lanes until after his 90th birthday, when his declining health finally forced him to stop.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Diana; his son Jeremy Beuttler of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; and his daughter Cynthia Ishler of Park River, ND. Donations in his memory may be made to Pathways Hospice Foundation, 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.
Roger Nelson, 72, a resident of Palo Alto, died Aug. 11, 2011.
He was a resident of the senior-living facility Vi at Palo Alto.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Nelson of Palo Alto; sister Linnea of Minneapolis Minn.; brother Ray of Minneapolis, Min.; and brother Willard of Denver, Colo. He also had many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
His primary career was spent with Utah International (later BHP) in a variety of environmental management positions.
Memorial services will be held at Newark Community church, Newark, Calif., Aug. 20, and in Annandale, Minn., Aug. 27.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CaringBridge.org, Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center or Newark Community Church.
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