Fred Woodrow Nelson passed away peacefully on July 18, 2001 at the home of his son in Provo, Utah.
He was born February 7, 1913 in Salt Lake City the son of Nils Frederick Nelson and Florence Pearl Littlewood. Fred grew up in Salt Lake City. He graduated from LDS High School and attended the University of Utah.
Fred married Esther Kennard in the Salt Lake Temple December 18, 1937. She preceded him in death (Died April 23, 1979) and Fred lived alone since that time.
He is survived by sons Fred W., Jr. (Rose Mary), Provo, Utah; Larry K. (Jeanne), Ocean View, New Jersey; Karl G. (Luzving), Salt Lake City; Dale K. (Milly), Salt Lake City; and daughter Elizabeth Giles (Kent), Pikeville, Kentucky. Fred has 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: P. Wendell Nelson and Frank V. Nelson, both of Salt Lake.
He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a postal clerk. He was extremely well read and loved to attend classes at the University of Utah. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including Bishop. He served a mission in the Central States Mission where he came to appreciate the members in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His favorite calling was to teach. Fred also loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He swam at the Deseret Gym for more than 75 years, until it closed. And he traveled extensively to other parts of the world.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 23, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the 29th Ward Chapel( 500 No. 1100 W.) Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary (255 So. 200 E.) and Monday 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Ward.
Interment, Salt Lake Cemetery.