1953 ~ 2011
Blaine Nalder, beloved son, husband, father, brother, grandpa
and friend has passed and returned to his loving Father
in Heaven. Dennis was born in Tremonton, Utah, April 20,
1953 to Blaine J. Nalder and Patricia G. Hull and grew up
in Pasco, Washington where he learned to love life and the
Dennis loved scouting, hunting, fishing, Camping, scuba
diving and was an excellent trap and skeet shooter. He was
even asked to be in the Olympics at the age of 16 years.
He was an avid gardener and took great pride in his beautiful
roses and produce. He loved the water and the beach.
Dennis drilled for oil for Slumberja Oil, Company and was
over a large crew. He worked with his father and mother
in the janitor business from the time he was 9 years old
until he went on his mission. He worked for a landscaping
business in Saint George, Utah and for Virginia Mortgage
and Preservation, now Utah Mortgage and Preservation until
his health failed him.
Dennis loved his family and his Father in Heaven. He served
a mission in the Georgia, South Carolina Mission in 1972.
He served in the church as an Elders Quorum President, Sunday
School Teacher and in the Branch Presidency in Florida.
Dennis lost his fight with cancer October 18, 2011, blessed
with all his family at his bedside. He is survived by his
wife, Nicola Dix Nalder, his father Blaine J. Nalder, his
mother Patti Minerich and step-father, Frank Minerich, sisters,
Dixie Peterson (Paul), Nonda Nelson (Earl), Kari Nettesheim
(Mark) and brothers, Rollie Nalder and Ben Nalder, children,
Angela York (James), Kenyon Nalder, April Smith (Travis),
Rachel Nalder, David Nalder and a grandchild Tabatha (daughter
of Kenyon Nalder) and the mother of his children, Sherry
Kendricks Nalder. Dennis will be dearly missed by all of
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011
at 11:00 am at the Manila LDS Stake Center Chapel located
at 950 East 850 North, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will
be held Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services
at the church.