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Mr. Gary Allen Nelson

Mr. Gary Allen Nelson
  • October 26, 1950 - January 5, 2013
  • Desert Hot Springs, California

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“I'm really missing you today. I love you dad and wish you were still here. I hate that I can't pick up that phone anymore and just call to say hi.....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Crystal Nelson Aguilera - NM

“Hi Tina, Crystal and Erick, I was very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a very nice guy. He will be missed. My name is Janet Hare. I am the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Hare - Norwalk, CA

“Well Dad, it's been 5 months since we said good-bye. I miss you so much. I didn't realize growing up and bumping heads like we did was because we...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Crystal Nelson-Aguilera - NM

“It has been a little over two months since my father has passed and this is the first time I have been able to try to write what I feel. My dad was...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Erick Nelson - South Gate, CA

“Gary was an amazing person, he was always uplifting, positive and inspirational. He was a great role model not only at work but in life. He loved his...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: John Edgington - Indio, CA

“Thanks for all the great stories and all the support and love,you gave to Jeni and I. I miss u Brother. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: ERIC STOWELL - PALM DESERT, CA

“I'm one of the RN's at Canyon Springs and Gary basically did medications so we were in contact with each other every day we were both there. He was...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Vivian Valorani - Cathedral City, CA

“Gary will be missed. I appreciated his faith in GOD and his love for GOD. My prayers go out to you. I know the LORD will comfort your hearts in your...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Avuse' Forte' - Beaumont, CA

“To my beautiful Dad, How can I even begin to express how much you meant to me and our family...The pillar of our family, the strength, the love, the...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tina Marie Ramirez - Murrieta, CA


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.