October 1, 1922 - May 19, 2013
Surrounded by his family, LaVance Page Nelson quietly slipped into the welcoming arms of those whom he loved and preceded him in death-Norma Arbuckle, his wife of 50 years, and his daughters Janet (Mike) and Diane (Lee). He is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Norma Buehler Preece, his daughter Carolyn (Doug), his son Paul (Carolynn), his daughter Suzann (Ty), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Both families benefited from his love and generous nature when he and Norma Buehler Preece married after the passing of Norma Arbuckle. LaVance was veteran of World War II. Following the war he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years, but was also known as a skilled craftsman, having built many homes in the Bountiful area. He loved his garden, a “Bountiful Beautiful Homes and Gardens” award winner, and shared his love of gardening with his children and grandchildren. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LaVance faithfully served in numerous callings over the years including his service as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake and Bountiful Temples. His service and devotion is a living example to all who knew him.
Memorial services will be held at the Bountiful 39th Ward building, 1500 S. 600 East, Bountiful, at 11 a.m. on Friday May 24, 2013. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, May 23, at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday one hour prior to funeral services. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
The family would like to thank Legacy Hospice care for their kind and tender manner, especially Carlos, Coleen, and Tristan.