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Wallace "Wally" Nelson, Jr

Wallace O Nelson, age 77, of Fruitland, passed away December 16, 2021.
Wally was born January 7, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wallace Oliver and Arlie Jane Hansen Nelson.
Wally married his best friend Omah Jane Greco on August 1, 1962.
He was self-employed owning several gas stations. He was a reserve deputy for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office where he volunteered doing a job he loved and respected. He also policed the campus at Salt Lake Community College.
Wally loved his family very much. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and just riding around the mountain roads. He loved his home in Timber Canyon where he and his wife Omah were able to live the last several years.
Wally is survived by his wife, Omah of 59 ½ years, his children, Kelli Lynn (Kent) Riding, Wallace O Nelson, III, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.
Memorial services will be held Thursday December 30, 2021 at 11:30a.m. at the Fruitland Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 46250 West 6000 South.
Per his wishes he was cremated and cremated remains will be buried in the Fruitland Cemetery.


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Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad. I love you so much

Kelli Riding Jan 7 2022 6:42 PM

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Kelli Riding Jan 5 2022 11:29 PM

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Rick and Linda Northington Jan 2 2022 7:19 PM

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Carolyn Parry Ortega Dec 31 2021 10:25 PM

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Elizabeth Rasmussen Dec 31 2021 2:02 AM

When I first read the obituary for Wally there was no picture posted yet, but the name churned in my head, I shuffled a few papers on my desk and there is was, the name 'Wally Nelson' and is phone number scrawled in his own hand on this little scrap of paper. I had recently come across this note and had intended on calling to wish him and Omah a Merry Christmas. Sadly, I did not get it done! I had met Wally at Big O Tires a couple of years ago as we both waited on work being done to our vehicles. I was shocked when he told me that he was still waiting for the road to be rebuilt into Timber Canyon so that he could return home fully a year and a half after the Dollar Ridge fire had been extinguished. This living in exile had been a great and costly imposition on Wally and Omah, and I felt terribly sorry for them. Then, as the conversation somehow turned to my need for a venue on which my family could have a family reunion, Wally immediately invited us to come up and camp in the trees down on Timber Creek as it runs through his property, and he was serious. That is when he penned his name and number on that scrap of paper and handed it to me, so that I could call and make arrangements when ready. Then, we went our separate ways. Covid broke out interrupting reunions, and we have gone two years without one. Since that day at Big O, I have referred to him as my 20 minute friend. I think that his actions speak of his character and the giving nature of his heart. Omah and family, you did well rubbing shoulders with this good man all your lives. We send out deepest condolences.

Bert Jenson & Diana Jenson Dec 30 2021 9:54 PM

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Scott Rogers Dec 30 2021 10:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wallace Nelson, Jr

Dan & Aubrae Dec 30 2021 6:19 AM

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Emma Kelson Dec 29 2021 5:05 PM

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Ashli and Cade Carroll Dec 29 2021 4:46 PM

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