Spec Thomas Blakely “Blake” Nelson

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Spec Thomas Blakely “Blake” Nelson

  • Birth 10 Dec 1981 USA
  • Death 8 Jan 2009 Fort Carson, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 63956948

Spc. Thomas Blakely (Blake) Nelson

Fort Carson, Colorado- Spc. Thomas Blakley (Blake) Nelson, 27, passed away on Thursday January 8 while serving in the US Army at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Blake was born on December 10, 1981 to Kiele Lightfoot and Ronald Moore. His father passed away when he was two years old. His mother fell in love with and married Kevin Nelson. Kevin adopted Blake and his brother Mitch and raised them as his own.

Blake was raised in South Ogden. He attended Marlon Hills Elementary, South Ogden Jr. High, and Bonneville High School.

El love the outdoors, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and snowboarding. He enjoyed the summer trips to Lake Powell and wave running. Blake was an avid reader and would much rather pick up a good book than play a video game. He had a charismatic personality and make friends wherever he went. A chance taker and pushing the envelope in everything he did, Blake love life and all it had to offer.

On June 26, 2003 Blake became the proud father of his son, Karson. He was the light of Blake's life.

I 2005 Blake joined the United States Army. He served with all the enthusiasm and energy that he gad devoted to earlier pursuits. He loved the Army and all of the challenges it provided. Blake was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th ID, Bravo Troop. He served in Iraq from 2006 to 2007. At the time of his death he was training for deployment to Afghanistan. He was proud, dedicated, and faithful soldier and will be greatly missed by those he served with.

Blake is survived and will be deeply missed by his son Karson Mitchell Nelson; parents, Kevin and Kiele Nelson, South Ogden; one sister, Ashley Nelson, South Ogden; Grandparents, Richard (Barbara) Nelson, South Ogden; Thomas (Marlene) Lightfoot, Riverdale; Special friend and mother of his son, April (Jason) Linkous; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother Mitch Nelson, his father Ronald Moore, his maternal Grandmother Eulalie Lightfoot, special Great Grandparents Alma and Florence Cantwell.


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  • Created by: Rodney Cordell Johns
  • Added: 9 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63956948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Thomas Blakely “Blake” Nelson (10 Dec 1981–8 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63956948, citing Washington Heights Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rodney Cordell Johns (contributor 47404605) .