Harold W Nelson
Born: 8/8/1944, Moab, Utah
He grew up in Green River Utah working on the family farm raising watermelon, hay and helping with the cattle. He helped herd cows up into the Bookcliffs in the spring and back down in the fall. He graduated high school in 1963 and then attended Salt Lake Trade Tech the next year. He then served two years in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. He met and married Sharon Jackson in 1968 and they raised two girls, Angela Rae and Regina Kaye in Moab Utah.
Harold worked in the local uranium mines, hauled ore and also spent some time working on a drill platform. In early 1982 he was in a mining accident and was unable to continue mining. He then spent several years as a truck driver.
Almost every fall he could be found hunting deer and elk. He also enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. Weaver Reservoir in the Bookcliffs was his favorite place to camp, fish and also ride around the old family homestead. When the grandkids started arriving he would say, "if I knew how much fun they were he would have had them first". He loved and enjoyed spending time with them, teaching them and showing them all the special places he loved.
Harold and Sharon had property in Green River and after developing it in the late 1990's they moved there with a horse and two mules. They then bought some cows and he went back to herding cattle into the Bookcliffs in spring and back in the fall. After retiring from chasing cows he spent his time raising a few melons, driving the dirt roads and teaching his grandkids and great-grandkids to drive and explore the same areas he grew up in and loved so much.
Harold's parents, Homer and Earline proceeded him in death.
He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Bruce and Ann Nelson, Carolyn and Richard Wilson, Linda Woolsey and Bob Stafford, Randy and Jackie Nelson; Daughter's Angie Mortensen and Gina Nelson-Winters; Grandchildren, Amanda and husband Branden Lammert, Kyle Young, Jessie Wilson, Anthony Nelson and Symone Robinson and eight wonderful Great Grandchildren, Ariana, Camryn, Hayden, Kailey Ray, Braxton, Konnor, Abigail and Josephine. He will be remembered as a fun loving dad and grandpa with a great sense of humor and a hug for everyone.
His family is grateful for all the care givers that were with him throughout the last several years. We are especially thankful for all of the support and love from all of his family and friends.
Funeral Service were held Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Green River Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel. A Memorial service and viewing was held Friday October 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.
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