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James Clair Nielsen

December 27, 1941 - September 4, 2015

James Clair Nielsen, loving father and grandfather, passed away Friday September 4, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  Jim was born December 27, 1941 to Louis Ivan Nielsen and Margaret Ella Williams.  He was a lifelong resident of Ogden.


Jim served in the United States Army for 3 years. He married the love of his life, Rose Ann Hiner on November 23, 1963.  They had two sons, James Clair Jr. and Michael Louis.


Jim and Rosie were big supporters of the Golden Spike Hockey Club, making many friends and memories with their boys. Some of his fondest and proudest moments where coaching Mike throughout his hockey experience and Jimmy to winning the State Championship for Ogden High School.  Jim was an avid fisherman.  He fished daily on the Ogden River and was a member of many different bass clubs and associations, winning countless tournaments and awards with his son, Mike.


Jim retired from Gibbons & Reed Construction in 1991 after 27 years.  Jim’s greatest accomplishment was being a grandpa to his four beautiful granddaughters, Sierra, Madison, Lexie, and Mcki.  He cherished every moment with them.


Jim is survived by his two sons, Jim Jr. (North Ogden), Michael (Ogden); granddaughters:   Sierra Ann (Layton), Madison Brittney (Logan), Alexis Marie (Layton) and McKinley Jo (North Ogden); siblings:  Evan Nielsen (Ogden), Kathy Clark (Ogden), Faye Boyd (Ogden), Sylvia White (Des Moines Iowa), Sheila Barnes (Ogden), and numerous nephews and nieces.


He is preceded in death by both his parents; loving wife, Rose Ann; mother in law, Anna Hiner; sister Shirley Hill and brothers, Gene and George.


Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am for family and friends to pay their respects on the corner of 10th and Center Street at the Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah.


Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

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Born: December 27, 1941
Died: September 4, 2015

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Bruce Edson posted on 9/14/15

Jimmy and Mikie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with and helping your Dad coach the teams in Hockey. I've known your Dad for 43 years or more, working with him side by side on several jobs. Jim was a very hard worker and a great Man. You didn't have to ask Jim for something you needed on the job, you just turned around and it was there, he knew what you needed. I remember him talking to me on the job about getting my Son, Griff in Hockey, it took a few weeks but finally I said OK. I'm so glad I was able to help him Coach the kids for a few years, we had some great times. I remember if I ever needed to talk to Jim after work, ( this was before cell phones ) I would just head down to the Ogden River, his second home. God Bless your Family and RIP Jim !


Bill & Liana Self posted on 9/14/15

Jim.....Please know our hearts are with you. We spoke today of the many times you stood in our kitchen and told of your father, and how much you respected and loved him. These words will live forever. By the way, nice bass, James!


Pamela Clark Thiem posted on 9/14/15

Sorry for ur loss Jimmy and Mikie he has a good man sending prays ur way


Clara Maher posted on 9/11/15

My sweet cousin, Jim, will be missed forever. We had not seen each other in over 54 years, but we corresponded quite often by telephone and email. My deepest condolences go out to all of his family, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Jim and Rosie are together once again. All my love, your cousin, Clara Maher, Killeen, Texas