Community Rallies for Nelson Family


Following the unexpected passing of Price native JR Nelson in a vehicle accident in January, members of the community rallied for his wife and three young children during an event on Friday.

Hosted at the King Koal Theatre, the afternoon brought many from the community to the local theatre for the fundraising event. For a single afternoon, attendees could choose between three special movies. Tickets were only $5 each but additional donations were also accepted. On top of that, 50% of all concessions proceeds were also given directly to the Nelson family.

“Thank you for your support today for the Nelson family,” theatre staff shared following the event. “Our community is wonderful for showing them how much we care about them.”

Born to Jim and Robyn (Butler) Nelson on Oct. 9, 1981, JR grew up in Wellington and attended Wellington Elementary School, Mont Harmon Junior High and Carbon High. During his junior year, he met his high school sweetheart, Janell Cook, and they were married in Helper on Aug. 24, 2002. JR and Janell had three children, Claire, Bella and Gavin.

On Friday afternoon, the theatre was packed with members of the community supporting this young family.

“I’m so overwhelmed with the love and support we are getting,” Janell said. “Price is truly an amazing town full of amazing people.”

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