Kingsley Nelson

Kingsley Dwight Nelson, 79, passed away on Saturday Feb 24, 2024, in Enoch, Utah.
He was born on November 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, CA to Fredric Clyde Nelson and Vary
Lorraine Bird.
While in high school, he played his trombone and won a gold medal for first place All City
Los Angeles wrestler. After graduating high school, he joined the National Guard, and
served as an MP. He joined the Motion Picture Industry Labor Union, later joining the
Carpenter Union, where he helped build movie sets.
Kingsley married Emily (Mimi) Jane Sims in 1967 and started his family shortly thereafter.
While living in the Wilshire Ward in Los Angeles, his favorite past time was taking the Boy
Scouts hiking and camping. For many years, he would take the scouts to the mountains at
least once a month. In the summer, he would use his vacation time to take the scouts on
extended trips. Kingsley played basketball for many years with his buddies every chance he
got, until he moved to Utah in 1983.
Kingsley and Mimi moved to Glendale, Utah with their five children. They lived there for 31
years. While in Glendale, he worked in real estate, was Kane County Fire Warden for State
Lands and Forestry, fighting seasonal wildland fires and was the Glendale Town Clerk for
22 years.
In 2014, with their children grown and gone, they moved to Santa Clara, Utah. While there,
they served a mission at the St. George Family Search Center.
In 2018, they relocated once again to Enoch, Utah.
He is survived by his wife Emily (Mimi) of Enoch, his children David (Tammy) of Washington,
UT, Kathy (Paul) Forcey of Prescott Valley, AZ, Jon (Andrea) of Ontario, OR, Daniel (Jessica)
of Hagerman, ID, and Cynthia (Eric) Jackson of Enoch, UT, as well as, his 17 grandchildren,
and 8 great-grandchildren, and his brothers Clyde (Karen) of Texas, Chuck (Connie) of
Henderson, NV, and his sister Claudia McCracken of Cortez, CO.
A graveside service will be held at the Glendale Town Cemetary in Glendale, Utah. March 2,
2024 at 1:00 pm. Under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

In Lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity.


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