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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Jaimee said...

Tyler did such a great job. It was good to see you guys. It was a great funeral for a great man!

Emily said...

Thanks for posting that! I am crying. I wish soooo badly that I was there! I was so happy to see that Tyler was doing the eulogy when we were making the programs...I know he did a great job. Grandpa was like no other man I have ever known. Best man I have ever known. We will all miss him greatly. So glad you got these pics!

Brian and Beth said...

SUch a touching post! Thank you for sharing.

Lindsay said...

Aww. I'm glad you posted pics of the funeral. I'm glad it went well and that Tyler was able to do the eulogy. I know that must have been hard for him. I really liked Carl a lot and I'm glad he received such an honorable tribute!