Dennis Nelson

Dennis Walter Nelson, 71, passed away on November 29, 2015 in Bryan, Texas. He was a loving husband of 39 years to his wife Beverly Carol Nelson and leaves behind her and their children. He was a devoted father to his daughter Catherine Ann Nelson-Hyden and son-in-law Scott, his son Brian Richard Nelson and daughter-in-law Lauren, and his son Erik Walter Nelson and daughter-in-law Katherine along with his two grand-children Oliver and Jude.
Born in Camrose, Alberta Canada, he was predeceased by his father Walter Nelson and is survived by his mother Edna Nelson and siblings Gail Bodwell, Barbara Anderson, Joan Scheie, Kathryn Penn, and Brian W. Nelson.
Raised on a farm, he began his diverse career as a mechanical engineer after graduating from the University of Alberta. He traveled and lived throughout the world working for the oil industry and made many close friends from Asia, Australia, and Europe. Settling in Texas, he received his MBA from the University of Houston, became a CPA, and started a new career as a trust officer working for various banks in the Houston area. He and Beverly moved permanently to their dream home overlooking the Brazos Valley in 2011 when he retired from Wells Fargo Bank. Returning to his farm roots, he enjoyed being outside and taking care of the land. He now takes care of his family from above where his spirit resides with the Lord.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice Brazos Valley ( and/or Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (
Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan College Station, Texas.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717


  1. Dear Beverly and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my prayers, and I will continue to pray for you. May the Lord comfort your hearts and give you strength.

    Revelation 21:4
    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    • Dear Terry,

      Thank you so much for your beautiful message. Your baskets of love and support. You have done so much and means so much to me and all our family.

      God Bless…

      Much love and hugs always,

  2. Dear Beverly and family,

    My deepest condolences. Thinking on you during this very hard time of your lives and praying for you.

    RIP Dennis.

  3. Dearest Beverly and Family~There are no words to adequately express how devastated I was to hear of Dennis’ passing. I hope it is some comfort to know he is no longer of this Earth but will be waiting to be with you someday in the Kingdom of God.

    • Dear Sandy,

      Thank you so much for posting a loving message. Means a lot to me and all our family.~

      God Bless~

      Love and Hugs,

  4. Dear Beverly and family,

    I’m so sad to have read that bad news this morning.
    I wanted to send my prayers and love to you and your family.
    Thinking of you and wished I was living closer.
    Many hugs and strenght to all,

    • Dear Leslie,

      So appreciate your message and prayers. Thank you so much for posting here, it means a lot.~

      God Bless~

      Love and Hugs,

  5. Thinking of you and your loss dear Beverly. I am so sorry for what you are going through and wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family.

    • Dear Rhonda,

      Thank you so much for your loving message. So appreciate your posting and meant a lot to me~

      God Bless~

      Love and Hugs,

  6. Dearest Beverly and family,
    I can’t express how very sorry I am for your great loss. Dennis may be gone from this earth, but he will always live in your hearts. God bless you and comfort you.
    Love you so much, Sharon

    • Dear Sharon,

      Thank you so much for your loving message. All your prayers, love, concern and being such a special friend always~

      God Bless you so much~

      Lots of love and hugs always,
      Beverly and family

  7. My deepest sympathy to you Beverly and your family. A loss like this will require much strength, but I’m confident you can do it. Stay strong and know you are thought of often and loved much.


    • Dear Carol,

      Thank you so much for your loving message. Most appreciated.

      Think of you so often, you always made me smile~

      God Bless~

      Love and Hugs,

  8. Dear Beverly & family,
    My deepest sympathies on your great loss. Dennis lives on in your hearts and in the eyes of your children and grandchildren. He will whisper to you in the wind and warm you in the sun. May you find joy again through many happy memories of your time together.
    Blessings, Anne

      • Beverly, this is over 3 years late. I went to find Dennis’e current email to share the death of a mutural DS person Bill Hayes and found this. So many memories. Indeed my condolences.

        Note I first met Dennis in Kuwait on a Dowell Schlumberger pump truck. Maybe we catch up some time. I’m currently in Perth Western Australia but also do Calgary and Houston when opportunity permits. I’m on pension Exxon Mobil and born 1943.

  9. Beverly, you and I have both lost beloved husbands, and both of us know that they live with God now. It is hard, but we both have wonderful memories to warm the lonely times when it seems so hard to be without them.
    It’s wonderful that your children are so supportive and willing to be there for you. You are blessed!
    And so are they— to have you as mother.

    My prayer is that you will lean on your family and friends for strength, for we would do nearly anything for you. Our Lord will walk with you and comfort you when you feel alone.
    A friend gave me this quote when I really needed it:

    “What is, is, and we cannot change it.
    What is not, is not, and we cannot change that, either.
    But God is good— and will not change His love for you.”

    • Dearest Phyllis,

      So appreciate your most loving and special message. All the messages you have sent and also the gift basket. Your such a dear to me and you know I love you very much~

      Will treasure what you wrote and have kept it to read many times~ I know you know what losing a loving husband means. Also for our kids, a Dad they loved so much too~

      God Bless you always~

      Much love and hugs,

  10. I’m so deeply sorry for this and I make to you dear Beverly and to all your lovely family my sincere condolences.
    “Anyone dies on the earth, until he lives into the heart of who stay”.


    • Dear Margherita,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful message. So appreciate your posting here~

      All your messages have meant so much to me~

      For sure Dennis is in our heart forever.~

      Many blessings to you~

      Love and Hugs,
      Beverly and family

  11. Edmonton, Alberta, January 3, 2016
    I am very sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. I grew up in the same area where Dennis came from and lived with him for a year during our engineering studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. While I have not seen him for at least 20 years I still considered him a good friend. My sincere condolences to his family.

Sign the Guestbook