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Nolan Neilsen

Born: 1/4/1952, Roosevelt, Utah
Death: 12/21/2013, Moab, Utah
Service: 12/27/2013, 10:00 am, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Interment: 12/28/2013, 12:00 pm, , Roosevelt Memorial Park

Nolan Ray Neilsen was born January 4, 1952 in Roosevelt, UT. He grew up in the Uintah Basin in Eastern Utah and served in the Navy after finishing high school. Following his service in the Navy, he spent his life working in the oil fields and construction in the Uintah Basin followed by a number of years in Evanston, Wyoming and then spent the past 20 years in Moab working for Henderson Builders. Nolan enjoyed the outdoors and especially hunting and fishing with his friends. He was a kind sole that always had a smile on his face and a big heart that made everyone he met feel like a friend. Nolan passed away peacefully at his home on December 21, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Neilsen.

He is survived by his mother, Rachel Henderson of Roosevelt, UT., his children Kirk (Emily) Neilsen of Sand Creek, WI, Rae Ann (Randy) Bernat of Casper, WY and Larry (Joani) Neilsen of Magna, UT. He also had 9 grandchildren. His siblings, Kathy Scott, Diana (Leonard) Mecham, Brent Neilsen, Sue Ann (Lex) Smith, Chuck (Debbie) Henderson and Jeff (Carol) Henderson and many nieces and nephews.

Nolanís easy going personality and loving heart will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be held in Moab on Friday December 27 at 10:00a.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 N 100 W and on Saturday December 28th at the Church of Latter Day Saints 400 E Lagoon Street in Roosevelt, UT at 11:00a.m. Burial will follow at the Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery.

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