Joseph Walter Nelson 1969 ~ 2011

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Joseph Walter Nelson, 42, passed away on August 10th in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born August 25, 1969 in Richmond Heights, Ohio. Joe served an honorable mission in Denver, Colorado, attended BYU Idaho (Ricks College) and graduated from Provo College. Joe was a very hard worker, very generous and was a gentle man. He is survived by his father, Joseph B Nelson, his father's wife Ann L Nelson, his best friend Donna Whitney and his siblings, Diana (Duane) Sprague, Julie (Jeremy) Johnson, Maria (David) Stalnaker, Michael Harwood, Karl (Heather) Harwood, Mimi (Christian) Jacobs, and Elliot (Sarah Beth) Harwood. He also leaves six nephews and 13 nieces. Joe's gentle smile and the "skip in his step" will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his mother Carol B Soper Nelson and his grandparents. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 11 a.m. at the Eastdale LDS Chapel, 9855 South 2300 East in Sandy, Utah. At Joe's request his remains have been given to science for help in the field of medicine. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Joe's name to the LDS Humanitarian Fund at: Funeral Directors-Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences at