|George Neilson died on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Lakeport, Calif. He was 71 years old.|
George “Bob” Neilson passed away July 31, 2012, at the age of 71.
He went peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
Bob grew up in Brisbane, Calif., and married his high school sweetheart, Diane, after graduation.
While working on his first career as an ornamental iron fabricator, he served eight years in the National Guard.
Bob then followed his father-in-law into the elevator trade and became an elevator mechanic. After 32 years he retired and moved to Lakeport.
Bob was a member of the Elks Lodge, SIRS and Old Pharts and enjoyed his retirement years to the fullest.
George Bob lived a full life and participated in many activities including racing motorcycles for 20 years of his life in which he placed at the top of his class almost very race. He was a certified scuba diver and after retirement his passion became golf.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; daughter, Dona (Teresa); son, Dan (Lisa); two grandchildren, Brad and Alyssa; and sisters, Betty (George) McLeod and Helen (Norbert) Turley.
A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Lakeport Elks Lodge #2704, 3775 Lakeshore Blvd., Lakeport.
For further information contact Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .