Caribou County Sun, Thurs. Mar. 7. 2013
KIMBERLY • Mitchel C. Nelson, 53, of Kimberly and formerly of Soda Springs, ran into the arms of Jesus Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Twin Falls. He was born Dec. 18, 1959, in San Manuel, Ariz., the son of Ray Nelson and Janet B. Ashe Nelson.
Mitch was raised in Soda Springs and graduated from Soda Springs High School in 1979. He attended Provo Technical College, where he trained as a heavy equipment operator and spent most of his working life as a well driller.
Mitch loved the outdoors. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and especially white-water rafting. He maintained a very positive attitude and outlook on life even though he was wheelchair bound for 27 years. Mitch will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his parents, Ray and Janet Nelson of Twin Falls; his sister, Alison (Victor) Arreaga of Jerome; one nephew, Jordan Arreaga; two nieces, Kendall (Dillon) Fowler and Weejie (Abraham) Arreaga; one grand-niece, Mia SunShyne Fowler; and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
A celebration of Mitch’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the home of Ray and Mitch Nelson, 3510 E. 4000 N. in Kimberly, Idaho.
Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S. Lincoln, Jerome, ID 83338.