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Winston Peter Nelson, 75, lifelong scouter and friend, died on Saturday, August 12, 1995, of cancer.

He was born on September 12, 1919 in Mantua, Utah, a son of Ole P. and Elvina Halling Nelson, the youngest of six children. He was educated in Brigham City and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy in the Pacific.He married Aileen Larsen September 4, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died November 30, 1986. He worked for 22 years as a newspaperman and printer at the Box Elder News and Journal, and was a member of the Uintah Chapter of Printing House Craftsmen.

In 1958, he changed jobs and worked as a metal parts inspector for Thiokol Chemical Corp. He retired after 25 years.

A lifelong friend of the Boy Scouts of America, he was honored with the Silver Beaver Award in 1977 for his lifelong leadership and service.

He was active in community organizations serving on the Mayor's Advisory Council for the Aging and also on the Governor's Council on Aging. He offered volunteer service at the Brigham City Community Center and served a term as president of the local Spike Club. He was active in party politics and served on several occasions as a precinct chairman.

An active church member, he had served in numerous callings including counselor in the bishopric, and High Priests Group leader. He was a High Priest in the Brigham City 15th Ward at the time of his death.

He is survived by three sons, Winston Randall Nelson, Anaheim, Calif.; John Fredric (Rick) Nelson, Kailua, Hawaii; and Dr. Charles Riley Nelson, Austin, Texas; two sisters, Rhoda Simpson, Washington; and Rhea Anderson, Elwood, Utah. He is preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will tentatively be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 19th, at the 3rd/15th Ward LDS Chapel, 203 North 200 West, Brigham City. Friends may call Friday, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham. Interment, Brigham City Cemetery with military honors.

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