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Paul Arbuckle Nelson

April 10, 1947 — October 14, 2023

 

Paul Arbuckle Nelson passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Salt Lake City on April 10, 1947 to LaVance Page Nelson and Norma Arbuckle Nelson.

 

Paul grew up in Bountiful, Utah.  He attended Bountiful High School.  After serving a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas, he married Jolene Tingey and together had four children, Derek, Angela, Amy and Spencer. They later divorced.

 

He married Reta Carolynn Nelson in November 1990 and were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in November 1992.  He became a loving father to Carolynn’s four children, David, Lorra, Dennece and Michael.

 

Paul enjoyed many things in his life including camping, family gatherings, helping others, and woodworking.  He worked the majority of his life in the field of finish carpentry with his son Derek and made his name known as a master finish carpenter.

 

He is survived by his children; Derek (Tara) Nelson, Angela (Russell) Porter, Amy (Dave) Morris, Spencer (Emily) Nelson; step-children; Lorra (Henry) Becker, Dennece (Leo Rivera) Sawaya, and Michael (Tracy) Penman, his sister Sue (Ty) Kiisel and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, LaVance and Norma; his wife, Carolynn; three sisters, Carolyn, Diane, and Janet; stepson, David and many other loved ones.  

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Rocky Mountain Care Facility in Clearfield, Utah especially Kenzie and Hahn for their tender and thoughtful care during our Dad’s stay there.  He loved the staff and all of his friends there.  Your loving care will not be forgotten.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday October 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday October 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

 

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