It is with great sadness that the family of Vernon Carl Nelson, 58, announces his unexpected passing in Hamot Hospital on June 14, 2013 at 8:40 p.m. He was born May 29, 1956, in Warren to the late Russell and Joyce Anderson Nelson, Jr.

Vernon was known by most as “Carl” and has lived and worked in Chicago, Ill., Sacramento, Ca. and Denver, Co; eventually returning to Warren in the 1990’s. He was very active with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing bingo, music and family gatherings. He was always willing to extend a hand to anyone, with anything. Therefore; he will be fondly remembered by many.

He will be lovingly remembered by his son Zachery Nelson, Chicago; his four sisters; Cynthia Nelson, Warren, Susan Champlin, Gillette, WY, Mabel Munoz, Sheffield, and Laura Tipton, Gillette, WY; brotherinlaw, Richard Munoz, Warren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Stephen Nelson; grandparents, Russell and Laura Nelson, Sr. and Carl and Irene Anderson; and several aunts and uncles.

While alive, Carl lived! He touched our lives and souls and his presence in our life was a gift we will always be thankful for.

At Carl’s request, there will not be a service, but a memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.

The BordenLloyd Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements.