Dennis Nelson, 39, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 in Nevis.
He was born to William and Alice Nelson and grew up in Tucson, Ariz.
He was baptized at age 13 by his own request and was mentored in the Catholic faith by a family friend.
He is survived by his mother, of Louisiana; and two brothers: Christopher, of Stillwater, and Michael, of Alabama.
His cremains have been transported to Alabama for burial under the patronage and care of his brother, Michael.
He will be remembered in prayers for the faithful-departed at Mass Sunday, March 15 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church.