My dad passed away this afternoon. His obituary will be published in the Deseret Morning News and Salt Lake Tribune tomorrow morning.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 AM.
I’m including the obituary notice below.
Nels Frank Pehrson
Through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, Rheumatoid Arthritis has been defeated in Nels Pehrson’s life. After a 38-year battle, victory has finally been declared.Nels passed from time to eternity on June 14, 2006. He was born September 8, 1952 in Salt Lake City to Ruth E. and Paul L. Pehrson. He married the love of his life, Lindy Smith, on April 18, 1975.
He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served a mission in the Texas South Mission and as a transient bishop at Welfare Square, as well as a bishop of the Whitewood Ward in Bennion in addition to various other positions on the ward and stake level.
He was self-employed all his life working at Pehrson Hardware, Eldredge’s Sales and Service and Country Roads Realty.
He is survived by his wife, Lindy, and children: Wendy, Paul (Christina), and Rick; as well as sisters, Ruth Hill (Bert), Janet Brown (Wayne), Karen Allred (Robert), Pat Ricks (Dave); and brothers, Paul (Karen), David (Gloria); and special brothers Kim Olsen (Bobette), and Paul Wiseman (Toni). He was preceded in death by his brother Richard.
Funeral services will be held Saturday June 17 at 11:00 AM in the Sandy Canyon View Stake Center, 9119 S 1300 East. Friends may call at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W 10600 South from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, or at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.