David "GUS" Udell Nielsen

October 5, 2021


David “Gus” Nielsen
Joseph, Utah

David “Gus” Udell Nielsen, 45, passed away October 5, 2021 in Salt Lake City.  He was born September 14, 1976 in Richfield to Udell Joseph and Carole Jean Byers Nielsen.  He married Tracy Ann Newman on August 23, 2002 at Fish Lake Lodge. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple on August 23, 2017, and their children were also sealed to them at that time.

Gus choose to be a father and a husband to Tracy and her two kids; and then added his own son.  He was so looking forward to his first grandchild coming in February. 

His most prized possession, besides his family, was his truck “Purple” and his dad’s 30-0-6 rifle.

Every Christmas he would keep an eye out for those less fortunate than us and would help them out however and whenever he could. He would give you the shirt off his back.

Gus was known for being a huge car lover and enthusiast, especially Chevy’s. He would fix up and re-paint any car he could. He had a college degree in auto body repair.
He loved the outdoors and watching wildlife.  In fact, if Gus was given the choice, he would have lived up on Monroe Mountain.

Picture taking was one of his greatest hobbies.  Gus has taken thousands of pictures of wildlife and nature, cars, and of course family—anything of special interest to him.

Survived by his wife, Tracy; children: Krystal Linn Newman, Matthew John Newman, Brayker Chase Nielsen; his first grandchild is expected in February; brother: Larry Nielsen. 

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Allen Nielsen; grandparents: Richard and Margarette Daggett Byers; Joseph and Laurel Torgensen Nielsen

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Joseph Ward Chapel in Elsinore. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. or Saturday at the ward chapel in Elsinore from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


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October 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Magleby Mortuary/Richfield
50 South 100 West
Richfield, Utah 84701

October 16, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Joseph Ward Chapel in Elsinore
75 North Center
Elsinore, Utah 84724

Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Joseph Ward Chapel in Elsinore
75 North Center
Elsinore, Utah 84724

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