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Information for Russell Hans Nelson
3 December, 1915 - 19 February, 1983
The Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1983

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Russell Nelson
    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 Secretary.
    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.
    He 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.

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