Dr. Leath D. Nelson, 76, died Thursday, December 20, 1990 in Ogden.

He was born December 28, 1913 in Richfield, Utah, a son of Lester A. and Ella Nay Nelson. He married Violet Long, of Forest Lake, Minn., on September 9, 1941 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He was class president of Richfield High School and a graduate of the University of Utah and Marquette University Medical School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942. He served his medical internship at the Dee Hospital in Ogden. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Utah State Medical Association, and Weber County Medical Society. He served as president of the Weber County Medical Society; the Ogden Surgical Society and the Utah Academy of Family Physicians. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and served as a Delegate for 30 years. He served on the Utah State Board of Medical Examiners, Department of Business Regulations and was Chief of Staff and on the Board of Trustees at St. Benedict's Hospital.He had been a member of the Utah National Guard and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He moved to Ogden in 1946 and was in the private practice of medicine in Washington Terrace, until his retirement in 1984. He was a life member of the Ogden B.P.O.E. Lodge #719 and a former member of the Exchange Club of Ogden. He was a member of the LDS Church. He was noted at Christmas for the "Doctor" trees he would pick out. Family members will miss him especially at Christmas time.

He is survived by his wife, Vi, Ogden; five sons, Ronald, Stephen and Bruce, all of Ogden; Michael, Pocatello, Idaho; James, Layton; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is one brother, C.K. Nelson, Kearns. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., with the Rev. Charles Harnden Officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park where Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Benedicts Hospital Foundation, or charity of your choice.

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