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Phillip Jerome Nickell

Died: Tue., Dec. 22, 2015

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2016
Location: Lava Hot Springs Community Center

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Phillip Jerome Nickell, 63, passed away on December 22, 2015 at his home in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho after a battle with cancer.

Phil was born in Ashton, Idaho on February 1, 1952 to Kenneth G. Nickell and Frances Ware Nickell. He spent his early life in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Seattle, Washington and Ashton, Idaho. He graduated from North Fremont High School in 1970, where he was active in football and wrestling.

He had a life altering accident in July 1970, a few days prior to joining the United States Marines. As a result from this event his vision was greatly impaired. He then settled in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho where his grandmother, Ann Ware lived. They had a close relationship. He worked for area farmers and ranchers as a water-master.

Despite being legally blind, he led a productive and self-sufficient life. He was kind and generous to all. He was a thoughtful uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He always went the extra mile for his family despite his own challenges.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth G. Nickell; step-mother, Virginia Nickell; sister, Kathleen Nickell; grandparents, Bill and Ann Ware and Clarence and Veta Ashley.

He is survived by his mother, Frances Nickell, Seattle, Washington; sisters, Lee (David) Lystrup, Henderson, Nevada, Denise (Rod) Dalling, St. Anthony, Idaho, Lisa (Brent) Sturman, Pocatello, Idaho; and brother, Jed Nickell, Ashton, Idaho.

Inurnment will take place at the Ashton (Pineview) Cemetery.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 1-3 pm at the Community Center, 150 N. Center St. Lava Hot Springs, Idaho 83246.

Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83201, 208-233-1500 is caring for Phillip’s family and condolences can be made online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com

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   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
My condolences to the Nickell family sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God's promises of soon a world without tears and pain.
Revelation 21:4

Mary Ann Crayton
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. When we lose someone we love in death, the pain, grief, and feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. But remember that the Almighty God sees your tears, he feels your pain, and he will continue with you to comfort and sustain you through this difficult time. Because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Frank Cisneros
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
Phill , Was my friend and was a good fellow . RIP Brother

Kip Martindale
   Posted Mon January 25, 2016
Rest Well My Old High School Mate. Love Kip

Donald Blagg
   Posted Mon September 12, 2016
Rest in peace Phillip. You've been a good friend. db

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