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Obituaries 8-1-2012

Robert (Bob) E. Nelson


BEAR RIVER CITY – Bob Nelson, 68, father, grandfather, brother, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, while on vacation with family.

Bob was born Sept. 25, 1943. One of eight children to Theodore and Pearl Nelson of Perry, Utah.

Bob married the love of his life, Bonnie on Nov. 17, 1967, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were married for 42 years until Bonnie’s death on Feb. 10, 2010. Dad had a broken heart since that day. He was a member of the Bear River 1st LDS Ward.

Bob enjoyed being with family. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Bob was always on the sidelines or in the bleachers cheering on his team and cussing the umpires for any calls he didn’t agree with.

Bob worked at Brigham Implement for 43 years. He worked as a mechanic, shop foreman, parts manager, and finally salesmen before he retired in 2010 . He made numerous friends over the years and a (few enemies).

Bob served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1966 and was stationed in Germany.

He is survived by two sisters, Janice Johnson of Brigham City, Ada Brain, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; five children, Robbie (Kim) Nelson of Brigham City; Brian (Stacie) Nelson of Brigham City; Julee (Joe) Harrison of Brigham City; Darin (Justine) Nelson of Bear River City; Shandee O’Neal of Bear River City; and 12 grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bonnie, his brothers Martella, Boyd, Russell, Dennis and his sister Wanda Sebek.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Bear River Ward Chapel, 5870 N. 4700 W. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday prior to the funeral services from 9:15 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Bear River City cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the fight against diabetes. Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association in memory of Bob Nelson, PO Box 11454, Alexandria VA. 22312 or on-line at donations.diabetes.org/

Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com


Joyce M. Williams

Together Again

BEAR RIVER CITY – Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Joyce Marie Williams, 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012, with her family and friends at her side at Maple Spring Assisted Living Center.

She was born on June 15, 1940 in Kimberly, Idaho the daughter of Joseph “Kruitbosch” Busch and Olivia Freestone.

She married her sweetheart Gerald Ray Williams on June 7, 1958, in Carey, Idaho.  The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on December 22, 1961.

They lived in Bear River City for over 40 years together.  She worked at the Post Office for 30 years and retired from the Honeyville Post Office.  After retirement, she and Jerry built a cabin in Bear Lake where her family enjoyed many weekends forming lasting memories.

She was a member of the Bear River First Ward until this past year where she was a member of the Maple Springs Branch.  She served in the primary and relief society for many years. She volunteered at the Tremonton Hospital and was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She loved to attend her kids’ and grandkids’ activities especially ballgames.  She enjoyed reading a good book and crocheting.  She recently found her hidden talent of painting this past year at Maple Springs.  She loved to be surrounded with her family, and always loved planning parties for various celebrations.   She was a perfect example of strength and courage when her health started to decline.

She is survived by her four sons:  Gary (Debbie) Williams, Brigham City; Craig (Deanne) Williams, Brigham City; Mark (Kerri) Williams, Millville; Chad (Tifani) Williams, Logan, 11 grandchildren and her first great-grandchild.
She is also survived by her brother Joe (Margaret) “Kruitbosch” Busch, Coquille, Oregon; two sisters: Colleen Helmick, Emmet, Idaho; and Connie Scifres, Twin Falls, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Thelma Ford and Alice Choat; and her sweet husband.

The family would like to thank the staff and her friends at Maple Springs and Hospice for all the love and support they have shown Joyce over the past year.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bear River City Chapel, 5870 N. 4700 W., Bear River City, UT.

A viewing will be held Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City and on Monday from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. at the Church.

Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.


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