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Obituary for Phyllis Ann Hobson Nicholas

Phyllis Ann Hobson Nicholas

December 16, 1938 - February 2, 2016

Phyllis died peacefully February 2, 2016 after a very brief fight with lung cancer.  She was born to Herbert Eugene and Hazel Lillian McNeil Hobson in Brigham City, Utah.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School.


She married Richard Martin Nicholas (Nick) and spent 54 loving years with him.  She was a loving, caring, stay at home mom to her daughter, Leslie Ann Nicholas Earle and son, Richard Eugene Nicholas.  She was very proud of her children but nothing could compare to the love and joy she felt when she became Grammie to her grandsons, Jesse Richard Nicholas Earle and Trevor Raymond Earle!  They were definitely her shining stars!


Phyllis enjoyed our family get togethers!  No one made a better shrimp salad than she did.  She enjoyed her hairdo appointments and visits with Linda.  She enjoyed her afternoons with Nick at “The Horse” visiting with all of their wonderful friends there.  After dad died, her friends made sure she got to her hair appointments and started a weekly lunch date that she thoroughly enjoyed.  She made some very special new friends too.  She also enjoyed her neighbor friends who came to visit, bring food, gifts and fix the TV!  Phyllis loved you all dearly!


Phyllis is survived by her children, Leslie and Rick; grandchildren, Jesse and Trevor; brother, Max Hobson; sister-in-laws, Linda Hobson and Myril Hobson and many nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Martin Nicholas (Nick); parents, Herbert and Hazel; sister, Darlene; brothers, Albert, Harry and Jack and many other loved family and friends.


Special thanks to Dr. John Hemmersmeier for, again, providing the best care for mom.  Also, thanks to Shelby and Natalie from Access Hospice.  We didn’t have you for long but are so thankful to you for the care you gave mom.


Anyone who knew Phyllis will never forget her!  She was a beautiful person, inside and out.  She was kind, easy to love and will be greatly missed by many.  One thing for sure, there is a happy reunion going on in Heaven!


Phyllis requested a closed casket visitation to be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 9:45 to 10:45 am.  Graveside Services will follow at 11:00 am at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden, Utah.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: December 16, 1938
Died: February 2, 2016

Condolences for Phyllis Ann Hobson Nicholas

Janet Barrow Rawson posted on 2/9/16

Hi Leslie, I saw the obituary for your beautiful Mom. I want to express my condolences to you and Rick. I remember your mom as a very beautiful, kind, serving person. I didn't know your father had passed, so I also send my sympathy to you for your loving father. I hope you're doing well. Janet


Judy Geesman posted on 2/8/16

Leslie, Gary and I send our thoughts and prayers to you, Rick and your families. I'd love to hear from you, to know how and what you are doing. Much love, Judy


Mike Wingate posted on 2/7/16

Rick, Leslie I am sorry for your loss. Phyllis was one of the nicest people I knew. Phyllis and Nick will always be remembered by me. "Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts." sincerely Mike Wingate


Marilyn Weaver posted on 2/6/16

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Your mom was always such a sweet and gracious woman and a true lady, in every sense of the word. I'm sure you will miss her deeply. My best to all of you, Leslie, Rick and families. Marilyn Weaver


Renee L. Neider posted on 2/4/16

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. Aunt Phyllis was such a dear heart and one of my favorite Aunts. We always looked so forward to Thanksgiving with Uncle Nick and Aunt Phyllis, Aunt Darleen, and little Rick and Leslie. Aunt Phylilis had such a sweet, gentle personality. I am so sad she is not with you any more but I do like the thought of the grand reunion that is taking place now. My love to you, Renee' Hobson Neider