Mr. Gary Allen Nelson

  • Born: October 26, 1950
  • Died: January 5, 2013
  • Location: Desert Hot Springs, California

Rose Mortuary & Crematory

66424 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Tel. (760) 251-7673

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gary Allen Nelson was born on October 26th,1950 in South Gate, California to Bud and Dorothy Nelson. He went to school at Roosevelt Elementary School, Paramount Junior High School, and Graduated from Paramount High School.

Gary married his wife JoAnn Armijo on February 21st,1970. They were married for 42 years and had 3 children, Tina, Crystal, and Erick. They resided in Bell, California for many years before moving to Anaheim, California were Gary decided to make a change in careers. He went back to school and became a Psyc. Technician. Both he and JoAnn moved to Desert Hot Springs, California where Gary worked in his new craft that he loved and felt inspired to do. He continued to work doing what he loved until he was forced to retire because of the health issues he was dealing with.

Gary is survived by his mother Dorothy, his wife JoAnn, his two sister, his 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

While we lay his physical body to rest, we take comfort that his eternal soul is residing with the LORD and that we will see him again one day. Gary loved his family and wanted everybody not to morn his passing but to celebrate the life he has now entered.

We love him and will miss him, but thank God for the time he was with us.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rose Mortuary of Desert Hot Springs.