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Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

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There will be a live stream of the service on Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 12 noon. Just go to www.walkersanderson.com and click watch live webcast. For those that cannot watch it live it will be available on Richards obituary page shortly after
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Richard Allin Nelson, 76, passed away on February 16, 2021 from cardiac complications. He was surrounded by his earthly and heavenly family whose lives he blessed. Richard was born on June 5, 1944 in Los Angeles. Richard was the son of Orville (Ozzie) and Maxine Allin Nelson and grew up in Bishop, California. He loved and adored his parents and younger sister, Tina. His childhood was filled with wonderful memories of fishing, hunting, playing basketball and baseball with his sister, friends, and neighbors. They had many trips to Pasadena to spend time with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

After graduating from Bishop Union High School in 1962, he went to Fresno State and got a business degree in 1968. He headed to Salt Lake and was a manufacturer’s representative. The most important part of his move was he met the love of his life, Susanne Warner. They married on September 23, 1972. Richard was relocated to Phoenix, Arizona for work. It was there Richard was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they were sealed together in the Mesa, Arizona temple on February 23, 1977. After which they moved to Kingman, Arizona where they resided for 7 years. During that time Richard and Susanne were blessed with four wonderful children.

They moved back to Orem, Utah and were able to have family time with Susanne’s parents and their kids grew up with the love and support of so many incredible friends from their church and community. Richard loved coaching his children’s various teams and volunteered at the Student Athletic Building at BYU. HIs encouragement, love, and personal interactions with the BYU athletes, were moments he cherished. Richard loved people and initiated conversations and loved telling stories. He made friends wherever he went. He had many opportunities to serve in the church and was happiest ministering to his neighbors through daily acts of kindness.

Richard is survived by his wife, Susanne; his children, Shelly (Jerry), Ashlee (Tommy), Russell (Katie), sister Tina (Robert) Russell; 16 adorable grandchildren: Shayla, Dallan, Kassidy, Addelyn, Tyler, Kylee, Rylee, Devon, Kenna, Sadie, Bree, Stryder, Lucy, Cole, Jace, and Lyla, Preceded in death by his parents and daughter Lindsay.

Services of remembrance will take place on February 24th, 2021.
A viewing will be held from 10:30am-11:30am.
The funeral service will begin at 12:00 pm located at 646 East 800 North, Orem, Utah.
The funeral service live streamed through the Walker Sanderson website: www.walkersanderson.com and click watch live webcast. Condolences may be offered to the family online as well.
The burial will be held at the Provo City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to participate in the Nelson Family Service Project or by donating to a charity of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:45am
    When
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am
    Location
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    Address
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing while attending
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    Address
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing while attending.
    There will be a live stream of the service on Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 12 noon. Just go to www.walkersanderson.com and click watch live webcast. For those that cannot watch it live it will be available on Richards obituary page shortly after

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Vivien Brown

Posted at 01:46pm
Richard would always greet us with a smile and a "Hey Brownie how's it going?". We loved listening to his stories and experiences, which he always shared so enthusiastically. He was so warm and friendly to everyone. We still remember the first time we met you all at Windsor Park one Sunday afternoon long ago. We knew instantly that you were a special family and we are grateful for the years we were able rub shoulders and enjoy getting to know you. Susanne and family, our hearts and prayers go out to you at this sudden loss. He will be missed.

Love, Gordon and Vivien Brown
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Ginger Dingman

Posted at 10:08pm
Susanne we are shocked and saddened to hear of Richard’s passing! He will be very missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Much love, Gary and Ginger Dingman
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Peter and Linda Van Orman

Posted at 05:08pm
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Jim Christensen

Posted at 09:02pm
Richard loved to help people, and as I watched him shoveling snow, picking up mail for the elderly, helping them trim their rose bushes, or taking their garbage cans out to the street, I often thought of the scripture, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these. . . ye have done it unto me." He was also lots of fun, and we would hear his bird whistle as he road his bicycle up the street. Richard's wife Susanne is a creative, loving, and intelligent person who also loves to serve. They are both sterling examples of what it means to minister to others. All of us are grieving--for Susanne and their children, but also for the loss of Richard, who brightened our lives. Love, Gail Christensen, neighbor and friend
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Jim Christensen

Posted at 08:55pm
Richard was one of the key people who welcomed me into the area, and he was the true vision of ministering as he reached out to help me and others. He will be dearly missed. Jim Christensen
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