David Marcus Nelson, age 89, passed away on October 18, 2013 at the South Lincoln Nursing Center in Kemmerer, WY. He was born on August 13, 1924, in Kemmerer, WY.; the son of Marcus David Nelson and Mary Jane (Clark) Nelson. He married Constance Marie (Vallone) Nelson on November 15, 1945. They had six children. Dave was raised on a ranch in Opal, WY.; and later moved to Kemmerer and ran his own sheep outfit. Later in life he owned Nelson Realty. Dave was active in local and state politics, serving as President of the Wyoming Wool Grower's Association, Mayor of the town of Kemmerer, and serving on the WY. Game and Fish Commission. He also was a member of the one-shot antelope club in Lander, WY. He was also appointed to the Wyoming Highway Department by Governor Ed Herschler.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Connie Nelson, sons, David R. (Jeanne) Nelson, Michael E. (Vickie) Nelson, all of Kemmerer, WY.; and daughters, Judy Hankin of Evanston, WY.; and Linda (Orval) Taylor of Maybelle, CO.; one brother, Edward F. Nelson of Murray, UT.; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 infant children, and two brothers, Robert Nelson, and George Huddleston.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the Kemmerer L.D.S. Stake Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Paul Kaiser at 11:00 A.M. at the Kemmerer L.D.S. Stake Center, with interment being held at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY.