Glenn James Nelson
Glenn was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Shoshone, Idaho. He graduated from Dietrich High School as valedictorian in 1947. Glenn married his high school sweetheart, Bessie Mae Towne, on Nov. 4, 1949. They lived in Dietrich for 20 years on a ranch. They moved to Twin Falls in 1968, where Glenn owned and operated a successful Farmers Insurance Agency and continued to run his cattle operation. Bessie passed away in 2001, and Glenn married Patty Stringham on June 29, 2003. Glenn and Patty enjoyed 10 years together on their mini-farm. Patty was a blessing to Glenn and all his family. They loved to go dancing on Friday night and spending time with family and friends. Glenn was a gentleman cowboy and a master storyteller. He never knew a stranger or a cow he didn’t like. If you knew him, you were blessed by his loving generous character.
Glenn was preceded in death by Bessie; two brothers; his sister, Lorraine Stevens; his first great-granddaughter, Dakota; and great-grandson, Jamie. He is survived by his wife, Patty of Jerome; his brother, Philip (Leila) Nelson of Twin Falls; his sons, Glenn (Jeline) Nelson and Mike Nelson, both of Missoula, Mont.; his daughter, Diana (Carl) Sweet of Twin Falls; and numerous grandchildren.
A service to honor Glenn will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Magic Valley Bible Church, 204 Main Ave. N. in Twin Falls. Services are under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Jubilee House or your charity of choice.