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Lyle Nelson

August 22, 1948 — September 17, 2017

Lyle Victor Nelson passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 surrounded by his family due to complications from bone cancer.

Lyle Victor Nelson was born in Brigham City, Utah on August 22, 1948 to Victor DeVern Nelson and Bessie M. Hill.  He spent his boyhood in Washington Terrace and Sunset.  He graduated from Clearfield High School and attended Weber State University.

He is a Vietnam Vet where he served from 1969 to 1970.  He then went to work for the Department of Defense where we met and worked with many people at Hill Air Force Base until he retired in 2006.  After retirement, he served for four years in the Morgan County Council with integrity.  Alongside his spouse, Kristy, they served a full-time, faithful, LDS mission where they served and taught many people about Jesus Christ and bore their testimonies of Him.

In 1972, he married Kathy Segelke.  They are the parents of Kimberly and Luke Nelson.  They later divorced.  In 1984, he married Kristy Stephens.  They are the parents of Kara and Kendra.  He loves his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them laughing and telling jokes and sharing experiences of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Bessie.  He is survived by his siblings: Keith (Lanet) Nelson, Liberty, UT; Bob (Margie) Nelson, Hooper UT; Nancy (Gary) Johnson, Rock Springs WY; by his spouse, Kristy and by his children: Kimberly (Joshua) Pocus and their two children, North Ogden UT; Luke (Amanda) Nelson and their five children, North Ogden UT; Kara (Trevor) Watkins and their three children, Shoreline, WA; and Kendra (Matthew) McKenna, Yukon OK and their two children.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the LDS Missionary Fund or to the Huntsman Cancer Center for funding research in curing cancer.

Thank you to the VA Hospital and to Dr. Colonna for their part in his cancer journey and for their care and compassion.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Green LDS Chapel, 4150 W. Old Hwy Road. Viewings will be on Friday, September 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church.

Interment will be at the Mountain Green Cemetery.

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