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image Tooele 15U baseball players honor Rayce Nelson before a game on Tuesday. Rayce Nelson

June 29, 2022
Young baseball player dies from brain tumor

A Tooele family is mourning the loss of their seemingly healthy 15-year-old son who died Monday from a brain tumor they didn’t even know existed. Rayce Nelson’s friends and family are still in complete shock as to how the active boy who loved baseball is gone.


“Rayce loved playing baseball, and the fields were where he got to spend his final days, surrounded by his family and his team,” Whitney Roth, a relative, wrote on GoFundMe. “He was the most wonderful son and brother, and is leaving the deepest hole in all of our hearts.”

The fundraiser to help cover Rayce’s final medical expenses and funeral costs has quickly raised more than $12,000 as the community steps in to support his family. Any excess donations will be given to the Tooele baseball program in Rayce’s honor.

To view the GoFundMe, please visit:


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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