October 18, 2016
John J. Nelson
Peacefully passed away, at the age of 68, in his home in Kemmerer
Wyoming, early morning, October 18, 2016. He was proceeded in
death by his father Gene R. Nelson, his mother Maxine T. Nelson,
his brother Lindsey M. Nelson, his son,Tyman White and his
cousin Micheal Greenwood.
John was survived by his loving wife Lanell Brown of Kemmerer
Wyoming, 2 brothers, Monte G. Nelson (Kathy}- of American
Fork, Utah and David W. Nelson(Rosalie] of Chester, Utah. Also 2
sisters, Cathleen Flatt[ Marvin-deceased} of Orem, Utah and Peggy
McLachlan( Tom) of McKinleyville, CA. He is also survived by his
3 daughters Lucy Jean Nelson of Eagle Mt., Utah, Maria Kouris of
Price ,Utah and Estelle Maxine Nelson of American Fork, Utah, 1
son, Shawn Knudsen of Provo Utah, 3 step sons, Mac Alexander
(Tracy) of Mt. View Wyoming, Clayton and Jason of Kemmerer
Wyoming, several grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
JJ was born October 15, 1948, to Gene and Maxine Nelson, raised
in Pleasant Grove Utah. JJ joined the Army to serve his country in
the Vietnam war. He was awarded The Air Medal in March 1968
and The Bronze Star for heroism in November 1968.
JJ made his home Kemmerer Wyoming in 1982 being the towns
handyman. Towns people still boast about JJ's dozer operating
excellence. He remained Kemmerer to do his beautiful
craftsmanship in the homes and businesses all over town. He loved
to hunt and fish with his buddies. He also was a master chef and
often committed to a cook off with friends.
JJ was a man of truth and honor his whole life. I respected and
admired his brutal honest regardless if I wanted to hear it or not.
Some may say he lacked a little tactfulness, nonetheless he was a
man of integrity, bravery, strength and intelligence.
October 18, 2016
Please join his family to celebrate his life. Services to be held at
the Ball Family Chapel 915 Pine Ave, Kemmerer WY 83101,
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 11 am. Luncheon immediately
following at the Eagles Hall, 806 Klondike St., Kemmerer
JJ requested no flowers please make donations to the VA
www.volunteer.va.gov or The a Wounded Warrior Project
support.woundedwarriorproject.org in his honor. Thank you!