Aaron Merrill Nelson, our beloved son, and brother passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the age of 40, a victim of the ravages of alcohol. Aaron was born November 22, 1981, the first of five children of Merrill and Karen Nelson, of Grantsville, Utah. Aaron was a child of great goodness, talent, and promise--dearly loved by his family and many friends. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was taught to love God and serve others. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was elected student body president of Grantsville High School. He went on to graduate from college and receive a law degree. He taught school and served for several years in the Army National Guard. Aaron loved to play baseball. He had a picture-perfect left-handed swing and such a good eye that he could hit nearly any pitch—and just waited for the right one. He was “a natural,” helping his high school team to a state championship and his college team to the conference tournament, where he homered in his final at-bat. Aaron loved the arts—he had a creative and inquiring mind. He was gifted in music and prose, wrote songs, performed the lead role in many stage plays and musicals, was a movie critic, read science fiction, and left an unfinished novel of his own. Aaron loved to be with his friends—we thank them for their continuing friendship and good influence. Aaron never married, but loved and brought great joy to his thirteen nieces and nephews, entertaining them with his playful antics and good humor. Aaron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell and Ruth Nelson of Grantsville, and Guy and Shirley Olpin of Heber City. He is survived by his parents, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by his siblings and their children, whom he dearly loved: Evan and Candace Nelson, of Brigham City; Ben and Breckin Nelson, of Stansbury Park; Emmeli and Dustin Bulloch, of Richfield; and Danny and Emmie Nelson of Provo. We love Aaron and now entrust him to the care of his grandparents and Savior. A funeral service will be held at the Grantsville Utah Stake Center, 550 E. Durfee Street, on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., preceded by visitation at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.
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