Vicki Lynn (Higley) Nicholes passed away on June 3, 2019 in Reno, NV at the age of 71.  Vicki was born in Ogden, UT on March 28, 1948 to Earl Theodore Higley and Della Cutler.  

Vicki lived in a few locations while growing up, most notably were Snowville, UT where she lived with her family and grandparents. She often reminisced of her grandparents and how much she enjoyed her time there with them.  She then lived in Carlin, NV briefly, and then much of her elementary and middle school years in Elko, NV.  She told many stories of living in Elko, often talking about going every Saturday to buy penny candy and new dresses with her mother and sister Judy. Vicki and her family then moved to Ely, NV during her sophomore year of High School.  

After high school, Vicki worked at the B&J’s in Ely.  Her supervisor at the time wanted to introduce her to her brother-in law, Roger Nicholes.  The two hit it off.  Roger and Vicki married on January 7, 1967 and remained happily married for 40 years until Roger’s passing in 2007. In that time, Roger and Vicki raised their two boys Stacey and Cody.  Vicki continued to live in Ely and had been “snow birding” in Sparks, NV over the last several years to escape the cold Ely winters.

Vicki loved being with her grandchildren and friends.  She enjoyed being out in the mountains with family camping, picnicking, and gathering pinenuts.  She enjoyed her time each year in Antimony, UT at the family property meeting for family events and fishing.  She enjoyed playing cards games, playing slot machines, and going on trips to visit family and friends.  

She is survived by her sons Stacey (Julie) Nicholes and Cody (Chelsea) Nicholes, six grandsons and a long awaited granddaughter; Jackson (Ashley), Tyson, Kaden, Bryant, Cason, Cole, and Caydence.  She is also survived by her sister Judy (Higley) Sargent; in law’s Barry (Julianne) Nicholes, Judy Fischer, Ione Higley, Melissa Strouse, Lueine Allred, Andrea Nicholes, and Gary Luetzinger; best friend Bonnie Saunders and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Vicki is preceded in death by the love of her life Roger Nicholes, father, Earl Theodore Higley, mother Della Cutler, brothers Dallas Higley and John Strouse, and numerous in laws.

Vicki was a strong, loyal, and loving wife, mother, grandma, and friend.  She would always put others needs in front of herself, even during times when she needed to be the number one priority.  She never wanted to be a burden to anyone, but the truth is we will all be burdened by not having her in our lives.

Pallbearers will be Vicki’s grandsons Jackson, Tyson, Kaden, Bryant, Cason, and Cole; nephews Brad Nicholes and Doug Fischer.

Services will be held graveside at the Ely Cemetery on Monday, June 10th at 11am.

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