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“Dear Nelson Family,It is so difficult to lose a parent,she was such a great lady and example to all who knew her.May your sorrow be short and your...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Pam & Jim Downard - Rigby, ID

“A beautiful lady indeed. I was honored to know her thru her Daughter in law Dixie(Dennis), and to help assist her with her eye care needs at her Drs...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Ellis Rasmussen - Makoti, ND

“My deepest sympathies. May the "peace from God" help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.1 Corinthians 1:3,4 ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jean

“Dear Nelson Family,Just learned of the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. So hard to have someone so dear, who's been with you so long,...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Tamara Boyle - Rigby, ID

“To the Nelson family. Thinking of you at this time. What a great lady your mom was. So thankful to call her my neighbor and to grow up with your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Dinsdale - Ogden, UT

“Dear Nelson family....We will miss our visits to Aunt Gail's but rejoice with you over her wonderful reunion taking place today as she reunites with...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“The Adrian & June Nelson family has such wonderful memories of summer visits and family reunions with Gail, Kenneth and all of their sons. There was...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sheldon & Cheryl Nelson - Provo, UT

“What a beautiful life to celebrate! Our thoughts are with your family.Sincerely, Brian and Nancy Ann Tonks ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Ann Tonks - Rigby, ID


Gail was born on December 23, 1917 and passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Gail was a resident of Idaho at the time of passing.

Gail nearly always walked to school wherever the family lived and she ultimately graduated from Midway High School in Lewisville, Idaho.

Kenneth and Gail were married on March 11, 1942 and Kenneth enlisted in the Army Air Corp and left for pilot school in October of 1942.

By coincidence Gail's funeral services will be held at the same date and time as that of President Thomas S. Monson who is also the last member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who served in World War II. The funeral services will be held in the LDS Menan Stake Center located at 698 N 3600 E, Menan, Idaho 83434 on Friday January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives at a viewing at the Eckersell Funeral Chapel located at 101 W Main, Rigby, ID 83442 on Thursday January 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A viewing will also be held in the Menan Stake Center on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 prior to the funeral services.

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