Gillies Funeral Chapel


Gena LaRee Nelson

March 5, 1961 ~ August 10, 2016

Memorial services: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Brigham City Central LDS Ward Chapel, 506 South 200 East, Brigham City, UT

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery


Gena LaRee Nelson was born on March 5, 1961 and died at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, due to complications of Neurosarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease. She was greeted by her mother, Zelda Clayton Carter and other loved ones. We are so proud of her positive attitude and refreshing healing mindset that allowed her to far outlive anyone known to have had this disease. Her example for being positive will stay in our hearts forever. Gena was an excellent student and enjoyed school. Her intellect made it possible for her to excel in several different career aspects. She enjoyed giving the gift of reading to help better people’s lives. Gena served as Box Elder County Literacy Coordinator for many years. She married Kirk O. Nelson (Lover Buns), on September 14, 1984 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Gena and Kirk loved to travel, ride at the sand dunes, go to movies, and host game nights and weekly taco nights. They loved going out with their friends. Their house was always fun. Fall was Gena’s favorite season. Their home was always decorated beautifully for Halloween. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she loved being in primary, and young women’s. She always cherished keeping up with their progress in life. Surviving is her husband, Kirk O, Brigham City; her siblings, David (Patricia) Carter, Provo; Richard (Lynne) Carter, Salt Lake City; Shantel Johnson, Brigham City; Jeff (Kathy) Carter, Tooele; Jody (Brian) Fletcher, Star Valley, WY; Shane (Susan) Carter, Vernal; Tom (Lisa) Carter, Vernal and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Zelda. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Brigham City Central LDS Ward Chapel, 506 South 200 East, Brigham City, UT. Interment will follow in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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Love and Blessings to the family of one beautiful lady. We will miss her greatly and we know she is with her mother and all the great goddesses of this earth and beyond!

Ilene and Jim Overall


Our hearts are knit together forever. So blessed eternally to know this. Thank you Gena for your love and kind, gentle, sweet spirit. We love you forever and ever and are so blessed to feel you with us still.

Your Bowen Family


Dear Gena, thank you for all your love, your courage and for your Big beautiful Heart. I love you angel Gena. you brought so much Sunshine to everyone's life. Now you are free to fly with the angels once again. I miss you already....I love you. you are always in my heart Gena.

Ofra Ben-shetrit


What an amazing person you were! I am a better person for having known you and having you in my life through our growing up years! Thanks for everything.

Christy Workman


My heart is so sad, Gena I will always love you, I will never forget that beautiful smile and your bright blue eyes, Tell that old white lady Zelda I said Hi, To be absent from the body, Is to be present with our Lord and savior! until I see you again, P.s. if you run into my father tell him I love him. Gena I will never forget you!

Greg Johnson


Kirk, I am so sad to hear of Gena's passing. She was one of the sweetest and kindest people that I have every known. I always was so happy to see her and her beautiful smile. She loved you so much. You truly made her happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Virginia Thompson



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