Warren “Nick” Dean Nichols, 54, of Hailey, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Lincoln County Care Facility in Shoshone, Idaho.
Warren, the son of Gene Nichols and Doris Jackson, was born April 29, 1964, in Navasota, Texas. Warren graduated from high school in Kalispell, Mont., in 1982. He then went on to serve a mission in Louisville, Ky., for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended school at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, before starting his own landscaping company in the Burley/Paul area. He also worked bell service for Sun Valley Co., taking full advantage of the skiing benefits. This is where he met Rebecca Gibson, who he married in 1994. They managed a car-rental business together in Hailey before Warren started his own masonry company in the Wood River Valley.
Warren enjoyed watching movies in his spare time. He loved to draw and create art and use his artistic talent for building furniture and woodworking projects. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors, which is why he loved living in the Wood River Valley. He had a creative mind and was always busy coming up with new inventions. Warren invented a unique hunting hat during one of his business adventures, Game Face Gear, with his business partner and friend, Doug Niedrich.
Warren was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Jackson. Survivors include his father, Gene Nichols and wife Patsy Williams, of Millican, Texas; three daughters, Olivia (20), Sarah (19), and Isabelle (15), of Ogden, Utah; brother, W. Allen Nichols, of Navasota, Texas; sisters, Jeannice and husband Jeff Shiver, of Hailey, Idaho, and Jana and husband Duane Henderson, of Montgomery, Texas, along with many nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 821 Broadford Road, Hailey, Idaho.
Interment will follow in the Hailey Cemetery.
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