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403 North Main Street
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-2244
Fax: 208-788-4792
Hyrum Nielsen

Hyrum LeGrand Nielsen

Friday, May 31st, 1996 - Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Hyrum LeGrand Nielsen, age 23, of Carey, Idaho was called home Sunday, June 16
following a motorcycle accident near his home. He was born in Henderson, Nevada to parents
Douglas and Mesia Nielsen. Known affectionately as “The Wild Man” by his family, Hyrum had
an adventurous spirit from the outset.

From eating dirt as a little boy to catching and cooking rattlesnakes, and trekking through
a Louisiana swamp, Hyrum always kept his family wondering what he would do next. Among
his favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, camping and other outdoor pursuits. Recently he
accompanied his dad on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt for desert bighorn sheep.

One of Hyrum’s passions was helping other people, and he was always on the lookout for
an opportunity to help others. That led him to join the Carey Volunteer Fire Department as fire
fighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He was training to serve with the Bureau of Land
Management fire crews. Hyrum’s family is grateful to his brothers from the department who
responded after his accident.

Hyrum also was an accomplished musician and enjoyed singing. He played several
instruments, including the guitar and piano.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hyrum had a
strong testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ. He enjoyed serving as a primary teacher and loved
teaching the children. He loved each one of them.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Justin and Michael Nielsen, their mother Michelle
Nielsen, grandparents Carmen and Willard Stewart, Carole Nielsen, and Don Ashworth. He is
survived by his parents Douglas and Mesia Nielsen, his siblings Krystaly Koch (Maddie),
Sherese Francis (Michael), Calli Nielsen (Chad Forsyth), Dallin Nielsen (Stephanie), and the
people of Carey, Idaho.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Carey L.D.S. Church
    Address
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
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  • Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Carey L.D.S. Church
    Address
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
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    Officiant
    Bishop Lane Durtschi
  • Interment

    Location
    Gunlock Cemetery
    Address
    GUNLOCK, UT
    Notes
    Gunlock, Utah
  • Reception

    Location
    Carey L.D.S. Church
    Address
    20494 North Main Street
    CAREY, ID 83320
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Iiliris saari

Posted at 10:10pm
We so sorry to hear of the passing of your son did your fathet claude die bill died june 18 2018
CA

Christen Anderson

Posted at 09:01pm
Our sincere condolences to your family. Peace and understanding will come. Hold on to the iron rod, be believing, and trust our Heavenly Father. We can only imagine how happy the other side of the veil family must be to be with him. Brother and Sister Anderson, Boise
KS

Kendal Stewart

Posted at 08:06pm
I loved Hyrum. He was a good kid and a pleasant, friendly and smiling young man. Hyrum was on the right track, and he was doing well. Thank you to the residents of Carey for helping him along the way. I am his uncle and I was overwhelmed to hear he had passed away. God be with you Mesia and Doug, you will see him again. Kendal Stewart
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The Explore Utah Valley team

Posted at 04:54pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time, sending our warmest condolences. May you have peace, comfort & wonderful memories of your brother
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