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Obituary: Jerry LeRoy Nelson

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Jerry LeRoy Nelson, 56, of Salem, Utah passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 in an industrial accident.

He was born Dec. 8, 1943 in Provo, Utah, the son of Joseph LeRoy and Maurine Boulton Nelson.

He married Ruth Nelson Nov. 17, 1965 in the Logan LDS Temple.

Jerry was educa- ted in Orem schools and graduated from Orem High School. He attended Utah State University then comp-leted an apprentice-ship at UVSC. He was employed by Triple E, Skyline Industries, and Better Built Cutter Company. He had worked for Geneva Steel for the past 26 years. Jerry had a profound love of his country and recently retired from 21 years of service in the Utah National Guard.

Jerry was an avid camper. He enjoyed loading the truck and spending time in the outdoors with his family; exploring his world gave him great pleasure. He had a work shop and an accompanying meticulous nature. Jerry also enjoyed gardening and raising cattle. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an Elder and most recently served in the church library. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Salem; a son and three daughters: Jerry L. and Becky Nelson of Mona, Judy and Cary Robarge of Spanish Fork, Jana and Darin Porter of Pullman, Washington, NiCole and Jim Houghton of Salem; 15 grandchildren; and his parents, J. LeRoy and Maurine Nelson of Orem. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister: Robert and Kathy Nelson of Park City, Russell and Natalie Nelson of Mt. Pleasant, Edward and Rhonda Nelson of Orem, Gloria and Larry Peterson of Orem; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clark and Donna Nelson of Salem.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janine Crowe.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 21, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Salem Stake Center Chapel, 470 East Salem Canal Road.

Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Salem City Cemetery with Military Honors by the Utah National Guard.