Steven J. "Pops" Nelson, age 55, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2004 after a courageous lifelong battle with Fabry disease.

 Steven was born on Feb. 27, 1949 in Price, Utah to Gladys Irene Stevenson and Lyle J. Nelson. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Married his sweetheart and eternal companion, Candace Lynn Holman on August 19, 1972 in Klamath Falls, Oregon and were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on August 18, 1978. Family was everything to this gentle man whose favorite time was spent with his devoted wife and four beautiful daughters, who loved and spoiled their father. He blessed us with his strength, wisdom and humor.

 "Papa" Nelson was greatly loved by his six grandchildren and will be fondly remember by those whose lives he touched.

Steven is survived by his loving wife, Candy, West Valley City; daughters, Tami (Steven) Lence, West Jordan; Michelle (James) Fowler, West Valley City; Heather (Aaron) Flater, West Valley City and Christy (Nathan) Flater, Herriman; six wonderful grandchildren; father, Lyle J. Nelson, Elmo; brothers, Robert (Beverly) Nelson, Price; and Randy (Tonya) Nelson, Elmo; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Irene Nelson, and brother, Roger Alan