Jim Nelson 2/13/1951-7/11/2014

The Most Holy Rosary Chapel at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in Marinwood (San Rafael) is very large. Nevertheless, Jim Nelson’s family and friends overwhelmed its capacity. They filled the foyer and some stood outside.

Jim was a football coach for more than 30 years in Marin County, was well-loved and widely respected.

During the service, those he had coached, their family members, and those he had played football with were asked to stand. At least half the congregation were on their feet in a moment.

Thank you, Mary, for inviting me to participate. It was an absolute honor.