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Gene Nelson

April 13, 1964 — September 22, 2022

Gene E. Nelson, 58, passed away on September 22, 2022, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Gene was born in Provo, UT on April 13, 1964 to Elmo Jay Nelson and Merianne
Betts Nelson.

Gene loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Gene never met a stranger. He had a passion for rebuilding and tinkering with automobiles and took great delight in trying his hand in restoring a Willys Jeep. Outdoors was where he liked to be best. Off road adventures had the most appeal. Gene was an avid motorcycle fan, especially dirt bikes. He loved to ride.


Gene's accomplishments were numerous. He was a Master Electrician and a Master Welder. His work as a welder was truly an art form. Mathematics was something he really excelled in. Gene was an Eagle Scout. He strived to be the best at whatever he put his hand to. He was outgoing and seemed to be involved in several projects at once. He liked to keep busy.

Gene is survived by his mother, Merianne Betts Nelson; his children Michael Gene (Kari) Nelson, Mary Ann (Loyd) Hancey, Melissa Maxine Nelson, Mckay (Madison) Nelson; two grandchildren, Milo Jay Nelson and Adele Jean Nelson; siblings, Carl Jay Nelson, Judy Boretsky and James Nelson and his ex wife Debora Christensen.

Gene is preceded in death by his father, Elmo Jay Nelson.

The service for Gene Nelson will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 AM at Anderson and Sons American Fork, 49 East 100 North.
A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:45-10:45 AM.

Please share a memory on Gene's Tribute Wall at www.AndersonMortuary.com.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

9:45 - 10:45am (Mountain time)

Anderson and Sons American Fork

49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Anderson and Sons American Fork

49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003

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