Thursday, April 30, 2009

Newel's funeral was touching and tender...


This photo is how we will remember our friend, Newel A. Nelson. As his daughter Sally said "he was a people person," and the people felt his love. Our daughter, Julie, son, Steve, and friends Ross & Karen Taylor said the funeral was a great tribute to a great man. Nancy, Gary, and Sally each did so well at giving a part of their Dad's illustrious life, grandchildren sang wonderfully, the son, grandson, and son-in-law gave beautiful prayers,and of course, we knew the remarks by Bishop Randy Spaulding and talk by President Joseph Sagers would be spiritual and perfect, plus the added bonus of having one of the Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Brent Nielson,present and invited to speak. We were in awe each time Elder Nielson spoke during the year of preparing for the new Twin Falls Idaho Temple. Elder Nielson told us that Newel Nelson had had a great influence in his life.
[Newel was Norman Nielson's counselor in the Seventh Ward Bishopric when we moved to Burley in 1966. Norman & Lucille's son, Brent Nielson was a young Aaronic Priesthood boy when Walt was called as bishop of Burley 7th Ward in June 1970. How the years do fly by!]
Speaking of flying...Sally mentioned that her Dad had a perfect last week of his life: finished his tax season on Wednesday, April 15, Thursday went to the temple, Friday and Saturday golfed, Sunday went to Church and Monday was at his office working on some tax extensions. The only thing missing was if he could have flown his plane that week. So below I will share some about his flying.

4 comments:

Urbach family said...

Just FYI, this is Tammy (Searle) Urbach and I just wanted to let you both know that my grandmother Delva Hanks passed away last night. She will be dearly missed by all.

Walt & Eileen Petersen said...

Tammy, and Deanne, we're sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother and mother.
Tammy, where did you say your folks are on their mission?
Thank you for letting us know.
Love, Los Petersen - Walt & Eileen

Jogusboy said...

I am so glad he had a great last goodbye.

Urbach family said...

My parents are serving at the Heber City Campground, there in Heber City Utah. They are in charge of all the maintenance of the buildings.
Thanks, I know that grandma thought the world of both of you and your family.