Terry Lane Nelson
Sept 4, 1944 - Dec 29, 2018
Former teacher, coach, local business owner, and San Francisco resident dies at 74.
Terry Nelson, a passionate and fun-loving San Francisco family man, as ardent a democrat as he was a Forty Niner, Warriors and Giants fan, died Saturday December 29, 2018 at the age of 74 after a courageous 9year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Born to Leo and Ellen Nelson in Waukegan, Illinois on September 4th, 1944, Terry was educated in local schools and graduated from Southern Illinois University with major in history and a double minor in world geography and education. The first of his family to graduate from college, he never took his education for granted, and in fact entered the teaching profession himself. He enjoyed his time with kids, both in the classroom and on the athletic fields, for over a decade, at which time he moved to Northern California where he met the woman who would become his wife of 31 years, Diana Doherty Lawson, and her wonderful son, Timothy.
In California, Terry ran a limousine business where every day brought interesting