Robert G. Nelson (Bob Nelson to his friends, and there were many) passed away April 11, 2011 in Moab. Bob was born in Price, Utah on June 2, 1926 to Millicent (Millie) and Glenn N. Nelson.
He married Elaine Georgedes and together they raised their son David until his untimely death in 1980. Elaine passed away in 1996.
There were numerous adversities during Bob’s life and the years following David’s and Elaine’s passing. However, Bob was fortunate to have “angels” appear in his life at just the right time. Anita (Tom) Keogh, Becky (Tom) Ripper, Dick (Konnie) Pacheco and their families extended endless acts of kindness, support and assistance to Bob. Their tender loving and compassionate care often exceeded what a child would have done for a beloved parent. For this, the family will always be grateful.
For many years now, Bob has come to recognize his friends at Smitty’s as family. Daily banter over a cup of coffee kept him company many a morning and afternoon.
Bob is survived by his beloved canine companions, Duke and Bandit; his sister, Sally Blaisdell, Albuquerque, N.M.; his brother, Lynn H. Nelson, Pleasant View, Utah; four nieces and three nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the River of Life Church (2651 Arroyo Road in Moab) with Rev. Dick Pacheco presiding.