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Lewis Peter


1926 ~ 2010

"Pete" Nelson of Salt Lake City passed away July 28, 2010. He was born March 1, 1926 in Palmyra, Utah. He served his country in World War II as an infantry Master Sergeant with the Army Signal Corp in the South Pacific.

Upon return home he married

Hazel Marie Gasser of Payson, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple, January 8, 1947. Hazel Marie died November 30, 1958. In 1961 he married Colleen Adams of Logandale, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George Temple.

Pete worked as a Train Dispatcher for the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement. He was a champion Dutch Oven chef and loved doing beautiful leather work. He could build and fix anything.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he cherished his 20 years of service at the Salt Lake Temple Recommend Desk. He also worked many years with the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, daughter Marie Elaine Beard (Glen) and son Kevin Lewis Nelson (Torrie), nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis Ekelund Nelson and Nellie Hannah Jensen Nelson, three sisters, Loa Jones, Myrle Stone and Norma Barney and a grandson Michael Andrew Beard.

Funeral services will commence at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, at the LDS Chapel, 4407 Fortuna Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, with a viewing 9:00 am to l0:45 a.m. The family will greet friends on Monday, August 2 at the LDS Chapel, 4407 Fortuna Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at the Spanish Fork Cemetery. Services in the care of Premier Funeral Services. Online condolances may be sent to

family at www.legacy.com