Our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, and neighbor Milton Reeder Nelson passed away September 4, 2009. Milton R. Nelson was a thoughtful, considerate, generous, and humble man. He was deeply committed to family and friends and never spoke an ill word of anyone. \n\nMilt was born May 10, 1923 in North Logan Utah to Francis E. Nelson and Elvira Reeder Nelson. After graduating from South Cache High School, Milton served as a navy pilot in World War II. He was honored with six gold stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross, yet he never spoke of his own heroism, only of his friends with whom he served. \n\nAfter the war, Milton attended and graduated from Utah State University where he met and married A. Renee Russell in 1952. They had three sons, Rourk, Brett, and Rick. Milt had a very successful career with Mountain Bell, retiring after 31 years of service as a Commercial Staff Supervisor. After the death of his wife Renee in 1996, Milt married Della L. Russell.\n\nMilt leaves behind many loved ones who will miss him very much, including his son Rourk (Cynthia), son Brett, son Rick (Jill) grandchildren Tony (Rebecca) Nelson, Natalie (Joshua) Marsh, Cami (David) Chambers, Greg (Kjersti) Nelson, Vanessa, Michael Smith, three great grandchildren Raegan Renee, Dyer, Samantha Claire and his wife Della Russell and her wonderful family. He was preceded in death by his great grandchild, Brady Nelson and first wife Renee. He was loved dearly by his family and will be deeply missed. \n\nFuneral services will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6180 S Glenoaks, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be on Monday, September 7, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State and on Tuesday at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment Murray City Cemetery.