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V Louis # Nicol

Born: 3/4/1940, Driggs, Idaho
Death: 12/2/2017, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 12/08/2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 12/09/2017, 11:00 am, Moab LDS Stake Center
Interment: 12/09/2017, 12:30 pm, Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Vaun Louis Nicol passed away December 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 77. Louie was born March 4, 1940 in Driggs, Idaho to John and Gladys Nicol. He was the second son of the four Nicol children.

At the age of 12 Louie moved to Moab, which he considered his hometown. He graduated from Grand County High School where he was also the captain of the Red Devils football team. There he met and married his high school sweetheart Lynda Gibbs and they were blessed with three daughters Cristy, Brenda, and Angie. They were later divorced.

Louie then found the love of his life, Rosanne Bradley Martin, and they were married January 4, 1992 in the Manti Temple. Together they loved farming at Brown’s Hole, traveling, camping, fishing, visiting with friends, and creating wonderful memories with their many grandchildren.

Louie didn’t attend college, but often said he went to the school of hard knocks. Louie was an amazing husband, caring father, hard-working miner, hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He traveled to Alaska and Africa on hunting and fishing expeditions. He loved taking his grandkids camping, shooting, and making sure their cars had enough oil, coolant, and brake fluid so their “rice grinders” didn’t blow up. Louie was known for his sense of humor, quick wit, warm hugs, knowing smile, and blazing blue eyes. He enjoyed reloading, watering his lawn, irrigating, fixing tractors and most of all BS-ing with friends and family. He was a master storyteller.

Louie was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For several years, he enjoyed serving in the Monticello Temple. “Till We Meet Again” is a certainty, and what a sweet reunion that will be. Louie was grateful for the Savior who mercifully makes this bitter loss temporary. In his final moments, he was looking forward to talking again to his brother John.

Louie is survived by his wife Rosanne, children Cristy (Russell) Peck, Brenda (Matt) Williams, Angie Nicol, Tom (Kim) Martin, Rod (Heather) Martin, Joe (Joy) Martin, and Kari (Larry) Lyman and grandchildren Jen (Jill) Jodoin, Michael (Heather) Peck, Luke (Sadie) Peck, Lacy (Trevor) Thompson, Chelsea (Bubs) Turnbeaugh, Kyler Martineau, Shayley (Daniel) Kendrick, Trevor Williams, Carson Nicol, Hayley Pearson Ybarra, Tanner Martin, Spencer Martin, Britten (Travis) Pinney, Kyler Prisbrey, Max Brandenburg-Martin, Nic Martin, Kelly Martin, Natalie Martin, Abby Martin, Bailey Martin, Kirstie Lyman, Lexi Lyman, Beka Lyman, Dustin Lyman and 17 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by his brother Steve Nicol and sister Nina Groth, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents John & Gladys Nicol and his dear brother John Nicol.

Viewings will be held Friday, December 8, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Spanish Valley Mortuary (386 N 100 W, Moab, UT 84532) Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the Moab LDS Stake Center (701 Locust Lane, Moab, UT 84532). Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Moab LDS Stake Center.

Louie’s smile, his laugh, his wit and the joy he brought his family and friends will be greatly missed.



When Louis moved to Moab, he and his family became our neighbors. He immediately became my best friend. We were inseparable for two years until we moved and left Moab. I loved his quick wit and jovial spirit. I never saw him unhappy or morose. I never thought that I would have a better best friend than Louis Nicol. If I didn't live in northeastern Tennessee, I would have been at his funeral. Despite the fact that we rarely saw each other in the intervening years, when asked about the best friend I ever had while growing up the answer was always the same and very simple: Louis Nicol. He was a great guy and a good friend.
- John A. Cox

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Louis when they lived just down the road from where we lived (about a block from the Day Twins' place)..and he always had a quick smile and a word or two for little girls who tagged after their cousins.

He was a special person. Again, I'm sorry he's not with you any more. But you'll all see him again. God bless you.
- Lurell Stocks Bailey

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