Services for Russell H. Nelson, 67, of 146 Ethel Drive,
Nampa, who died Saturday, Feb. 19, in a Nampa hospital, will
be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nampa Ninth Ward
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 504 11th Ave.
N., with Bishop Gordon F. Sanderson of the ward,
officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens. Services and interment are under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
He was born on Dec. 3, 1915, at Mink Creek, Idaho. He
was reared and educated at Mink Creek and Preston. He
attended Utah State University. He was married to Fern
Wilson on Sept. 15, 1943, at the Salt Lake City, Utah L.D.S.
Temple. Following their marriage they made their home
in Ogden, Utah, for one year before moving to Mink Creek
where they farmed. In 1952, they moved to Parma and to
Nampa in 1956.
They owned and
operated Paul's Motel in Nampa for 18 years. He went
to work for the Amalgamated Sugar Company in Nampa in 1956,
retiring in Dec. of 1982 because of ill health. At the
time of his retirement he was assistant shift foreman in the
beet pulp dryer division.
He was a
member of the Nampa Ninth Ward, L.D.S. Church and had been
active in the Sunday School program, the M.I.A. program,
held various offices in the High Priest Quorum and was
currently serving as the High Priest Group Executive
He is survived by his wife
of Nampa; five sons, Brad W. Nelson, Caldwell, Jeffrey W.
Nelson, San Jose, Calif., Galen W. and Neal W. Nelson, both
of Orem, Utah, and Lyle W. Nelson, Nampa; one daughter,
Janeen Nelson, Orem, Utah; two sisters, Muriel Nye,
Clearfield, Utah and Mrs. Reed (Gloria) Jensen, Preston,
Idaho; and eight grandchildren.
was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Friends may call at the Nampa Ninth Ward L.D.S. Church
Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 145 p.m.