Clifford Floyd Nielsen, 83, formerly of Medford, Ore. passed away peacefully Thursday, January 30, 2014, at his home in Hillsboro, Ore. surrounded by his family, after a long and valiant struggle with heart failure.

Cliff was born 6 March 1930, in Weiser, Idaho, to Floyd and Leona Nielsen. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey Nielsen of Hillsboro, Ore.; sisters, Margaret Hammond of Talent, Ore. and Virginia Young of Medford, Ore.; daughters Teri Blue of St. Helens, Wash, D'on Thompson of Riverton, Utah, and Kristine Oakey of Monument, Colo.; son, Scott Nielsen of Kennewick, Wash.; 26 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; sister, Priscella Troxel; and sons, Richard Nielsen and Clifford Floyd Nielsen, Junior.

Viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 with funeral following at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2900 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR 97504. Burial at Memory Gardens, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford, OR 97501, 1:00 p.m.

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