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Gary Dewayne Nellen


Gary Dewayne Nellen

Gary Dewayne Nellen, 66, passed away July 18, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He died following a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 7, 1952, in Rock Springs, the son of Glenn Nellen and Dorothy Lloyd Nellen.

Nellen attended schools in Rock Springs.

He married Mitzi Miller on May 25, 1974, in Rock Springs and she preceded him in death Feb. 17, 2007.  He married Brenda Peterson Sept. 22, 2018, in Kemmerer.

Nellen was veteran having served the United States Marines during Vietnam and a member of American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24. 

He was employed by FMC for 41 years as an operator. He retired on May 14, 2014.  

His interests included snow machining, motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping and just about anything involving the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Robert Nellen of Rock Springs; three daughters, Frosti Davis of Rock Springs, Amber Morgan and husband Wes of Rock Springs and Erin Nellen and partner Jason Peterson of West Beach, Va .; one sister, Anita Cleveland and husband Dan of Rock Springs; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one aunt; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Mitzi Nellen and brother Robert Nellen.

Following cremation there will be a celebration of Gary's life announced at a later date. 

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