Monday, May 9, 2011


We had the opportunity to join in with Tyler's family and celebrate his Grandpa Nuttalls life.
Tyler had to give the eulogy, and even though I know it was difficult for him to express how much he loved his Grandpa, I think it will be something he will always be grateful that he had the opportunity to do so.

Carl Gadd Nuttall

1925 ~ 2011
Carl Gadd Nuttall was the last child born to George Washington and Bertha Rushen Nuttall on May 27, 1925. He was the youngest sibling of Ernest, Dean, Verl, and Ida who all preceded him in death.

Carl was born in Provo, Utah, where he lived most of his life until his passing at age 85. He entered military service while a senior in high school. He served in the armed forces from 1943 to 1946 as Technical Sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He earned the service ribbon with the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Bronze Arrowhead.

His sweetheart, Rae Dean Neilson, waited for his return from service and they were married on March 20, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple. Carl and his brother Dean opened a service station where they worked together until Carl went to work at Geneva Steel as an electrician in the Open Hearth. He retired after 39 years of dedicated service.

Carl and Rae Dean raised 2 sons and 2 daughters. He is survived by Gary Carl Nuttall and his wife Marce from Gilbert, Arizonia; Jan Buchi and her husband Doug from Salt Lake City, Utah; Dan Royal Nuttall and his wife Kim from St. George, Utah; and Debbie Brown and her husband Barry from Lafayette, Colorado.

They have 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren with twin boys on the way, making 30 great-grandchildren.

He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He lived a long wonderful life and always thought of others first. He will be remembered as a generous, kind man who cherished his wife of 66 years and was a blessing and strength to his family. Those who had the privilege to know him will miss him always.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary Saturday from 12:30 until 1:45 prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post #72, Orem. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


The world lost a wonderful man today
We know he was suffering and ready to go, but we are still sad
Carl Nuttall was Tyler's maternal grandfather
He was an amazing man, husband, father, and grandfather, I see evidence of the influence he has had on Tyler's life daily, for which I am truly grateful
Tyler was able to live with them for a summer when he had graduated from Ricks and before he started at the U. It is a time in his life he will never forget and talks about it fondly
I am so grateful for the way Grandpa Nuttall welcomed me into the family with open arms
They were so excited when we had the twins and loved to see them and talk about them
When naming the boys we wanted to give them each a middle name from a family member. We knew Caleb would have a difficult life ahead of him and it was only fitting to give him Carl as his middle name. We hope that Caleb will have the strength and compassion and love that Carl had to carry him through this life
We love you and we will miss you

Carl and Caleb Carl