Max E Nelson was born 9 July 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ephraim Raymond and Harriet Blackham Nelson. He passed away 19 October 2016 in Genola, Utah. He had four brothers and two sisters; Radcliffe, McClain, Bernal, Eugene, Leone and Laurue. He resided in Moroni, Utah and Genola, Utah, and attended schools in Goshen, Payson and BYU. He served as a missionary in the North Central States Mission and later in the Army Air Force. He later served a mission to Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri.
Max worked as a mechanic for US Steel and farmed.
Max loved the gospel of Jesus Christ, temple work, his family, and all the good people he worked with. He enjoyed work, the outdoors, sports, music and singing, and Family History. He was very involved in community service.
Max married Melba Madson Nelson on 5 February 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple and is survived by her and their nine children and spouses: Don Ray (Sharon), Curtis (Donna), Reid (Sandra), Garth (Wendy), Stuart (Kathryn), Karl (Kim), Denise (Todd Ekins), David (Irene), Jonathan (Lori); foster children, 43 grandchildren, and 81 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Darleis Nelson (Karl), a grandson Joshua Nelson, and two great grandsons Trevor Eggett and Austin Wright.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday Oct. 26th at 11:00 am at the Genola LDS Chapel, Center and Main. A viewing will be held Tuesday Oct. 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Brown Family Mortuary, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin and again at the church on Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 am prior to services. Interment, Genola Cemetery with military rites.
The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff of iCare and all those who provided care and support to the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the LDS Humanitarian Fund.