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Obituary for Richard Martin (Nick) Nicholas

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Richard Martin (Nick) Nicholas

June 16, 2016 - September 1, 2014

Nick finished his hard fought battle with prostate cancer at home on September 1, 2014, his first really peaceful day in almost three years.
He was the youngest of ten children born to John Eldred and Trilbey Inez Brown Nicholas in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Ogden High School, joined the U.S. Air Force, and served 1 1/2 years in the Philippines during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as Staff Sargent. Nick helped start the Philippine Islands First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended Utah State University and Weber State. He was President of his pledge class for Sigma Nu and President of the Men’s Association.
He married Helen Duke, later divorced, gained his oldest daughter Patricia Marie Nicholas Edmisten Maughan. He married Phyllis Ann Hobson, fathered another daughter, Leslie Ann Nicholas Earle and son, Richard Eugene Nicholas. He became a grandfather to Sunny Marie and Zachary Allen Edmisten. Later he gained his granddaughter Stacy Yamashita Russell. Still later he became Papa to Jesse Richard Nicholas Earle and Trevor Raymond Earle. He was very proud of his children but his grandchildren were the apples of his eye!
He worked at The Troc in Ogden. His career with First Security Corporation began in 1962. He was promoted from Purchasing Clerk to Director of Purchasing in 1968 responsible for procuring all products required for the operation of the First Security System and overseeing the set up of all new branches in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. He semi-retired March 1986, was retained as a consultant then officially retired June 1987. He was a member of the Weber Club since 1968, served as Director for four years then President 1980 – 1981. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1973.
Nick had many great friends who he loved dearly and enjoyed spending time with but most of all Nick enjoyed his family! He was a loving, caring, supportive husband, father and Grampa who always had the answer to any dilemma! He enjoyed his afternoons with Phyllis at The Horse visiting with all of their wonderful friends there. He enjoyed his haircuts and visits with Dave. He loved to garden. The only thing he wasn’t able to grow was a weed! No one hid Easter eggs better than him! He always had to tell us if we were warm or cold at the end! He loved to hunt, fish, go camping, barbeque, have fish fries, make pickles and salsa, plus he could fix everything! He was gifted with the ability to make something beautiful from anything he could find! He was very intelligent, loved learning and kept his sharp mind right to the end. He always had stories to tell and history of our family, our family’s building on 25th Street and Ogden to share.
Nick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis, who was always by his side; his children, Leslie and Rick; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his brothers, Leonard, John, Ralph, sisters Barbara and Selma. He is preceded in passing by his parents, daughter Tricia, brothers, sisters, brothers’ in-law and sister in-law, and many other loved family and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. John Hemmersmeier and his wife for answering their door on Sundays, your phone after hours and stopping over to say goodbye. That meant so much! Also special thanks to Nicole and Hailey for working with the No’s, always answering our calls, texts, and especially for the wonderful care you gave to Dad! He loved you and he knew you loved him! To the rest of our Access Hospice team and all of you who came in the middle of the night, we couldn’t have cared for him as well as we did without all of your help!
Nick requested a closed casket visitation to be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street in Ogden on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm to be followed by a graveside service at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road in South Ogden at 1:00 pm. No one who knew Nick will ever forget him! He inspired respect and had a positive impact on so many lives. He was a kind, easy guy to love and will be greatly missed. Richard, Nicholas1 (2)

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 1230 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

There will be a graveside service following the visitation at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


Service Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm -

Memorial Gardens of The Wasatch

Address:

1718 East Combe Road, , Ogden, UT,

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Memorial Gardens of The Wasatch

1718 Combe Road

Ogden, UT

Graveside service will follow visitation at Leavitt’s Mortuary from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch

Address:

1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch

1718 Combe Rd.

South Ogden, UT


 

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Born: June 16, 2016
Died: September 1, 2014

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Virginia posted on 9/13/14

You and your family members have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that our heavenly father, Jehovah brings comfort to all who have fallen asleep in death with the hope of the resurrection. And how we look forward to the day when the last enemy, death, “is to be brought to nothing”! (1 Corinthians 15:26) Confidence in Jehovah’s resurrection promise brings us comfort and a sure hope for the future. Visit us at www.jw.org for more spiritual comfort.

 

Carolyn (Kay) Barker Giles posted on 9/5/14

Phyllis, so sorry to read about Nick. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I would love to get together with you sometime in the future. Joann, Mary, Orthea, Colleen, Leah and Wanda Cox send their condolences. I hope you are well. Love, Kay

 

Mike Monson posted on 9/5/14

Phyllis, I'm sorry for your loss. Nick was a giant in my life as a student at Weber and a member of Sigma Delta Pi. He was really good to me. He made me feel part of a group at a time when I really needed that association and support. I remember riding with him in his TR3 up and down Ogden Canyon as we attended Sigma functions, I wish you well in the coming days and share a deep spot in my heart for both Nick and you. Mike

 

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