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Glendon Neal Nelson

12/31/1937 - 05/04/2017
Service Date: 05/13/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View Stake Center, 1550 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Glendon Neal Nelson (79) passed away May 4, 2017.

He was born December 31, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Glendon Arthur & Monta Eugenia Smith Nelson and grew up on the family farm in Fairview, Idaho.

Neal is survived by his wife of 55 years Sally Sue LeBaron Nelson, 8 of his children Adele LeSueur (Larry), Glen Nelson (Sue), Susan Durrant-Nikolaus (Randy), Douglas Nelson (Heather), Cinda Williams (Mike), Carol Guthrie (Jaden), Craig Nelson (Summer), Dean Nelson (Kemra), 43 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 siblings, Norman Nelson, Cathryn King, Howard D. Nelson, Shauna Flammer and Rhonda Phillips. Neal’s daughter Elizabeth Nelson passed away on November 24, 1975 at the age of 4.

Neal recently wrote “Lately I have been thinking about Elizabeth, what she would be like, what would her kids be doing now. Imagine someday I will have the opportunity to know. I will be able to hug her and once again hear the giggly laugh I heard over forty years ago.”

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Neal loved his family, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, gardening, woodworking, sports, teaching, learning, writing and serving others.

Visitation is Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 – 9:40 am at the LDS Church Building located at 1550 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral services are Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10 am at the LDS Church Building located at 1550 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213.

The family asks that in lieu of purchasing flowers that a donation be made in memory of Neal to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund at the following website link, https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/donations/lds-church/perpetual-education-fund.html?cid=pefdonate?cid=pefdonate.


  • Michael Allen

    Glen, Your dad was a great man and he molded you to the man you are today. I will keep all your family in my
    prayers and you know if there is anything I can have Amanda let me know.

  • Penny Anderson

    Cinda I am so very sorry your dad has passed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Joanne Smith Weston

    Condolences to your family from a cousin who always looked up to Neal and I have loved the Nelson family.

  • Misty Chappell Selvidge

    Carol and family-
    We send our prayers and love! He will be missed but is at peace now! Love you all- Misty Chappell Selvidge

  • Amber Willliams

    My thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you all. Neal was so kind and accepting. He always had a smile on his face. Someone i strive to be like.

  • Dennis Palmer

    Neal will always be known as a man that is always willing to lift and help others, a man that is always striving to be better, a man who is faithful to his family, and a man who dares to seek worthy solutions outside “the box.” Neal’s departure from mortality now opens even greater opportunity for this good man. What a privilege it has been to know him!

  • Tim,Laurie Cumiford

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you Glen & Sue…so grateful for the gospel & knowing we’ll see our loved one’s again! We love you!

  • Pat Winget Jones

    I was so sorry to hear about Neil’s passing. We had may fun hours together as children along with all of Aunt Monta’s family. He is remembered fondly as a bit of a tease with a unique laugh. I wish for you peace and comfort at this time.

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