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Jonathan A. Nichols Obituary
1954 ~ 2013
Salt Lake City, UT-Jonathan "Jack" Arthur Nichols was born in Salt Lake City, UT, July 17, 1954 to Richard Arthur and Alice Jeanne Nichols.
After graduating from Olympus High School, Jack had a choice encounter with the love of his life, Lauretta Larson, while enjoying ice cream at Snelgove's. Jack spotted the most beautiful girl that he had ever seen while she was on a date. He followed her home, learned her identity, and sought out an opportunity to ask her out. Though she did not know this complete stranger, she consented to a blind date, opening the way to an enduring relationship.
Jack took 2 years away to serve as a full-time missionary for the LDS church in the California Oakland Mission. Less than a year after his return, on July 1, 1978, Jack and Lauretta were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They would welcome 4 sons into their home.
One of Jack's greatest joys in life was to teach and mentor his sons through coaching. He coached a competitive youth soccer team called the Vikings and various other soccer and basketball teams. Throughout his life, dedication to his family was paramount. His love for his family grew as he enjoyed the opportunity to read stories and play with his grandchildren. His ultimate joy was having his family around him and made sure his family knew of his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jack died on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, from heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Lauretta; his 4 sons, Jeffrey (Melissa), Steven (Melissa), Brett (Wendy), and Kevin; his 9 grandchildren Samantha, Andrea, Joshua, Benjamin, Austin, Alexis, Katherine, Amanda, and Noelle; his mother, Jeanne; his 3 siblings, Leigh, David, and Laurie; and he is proceeded in death by his father, Richard.
A viewing will take place on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior 9:30-10:30 am at the Holladay North Stake Center, 4395 South Albright Drive, Holladay, UT. Interment afterwards at Wasatch Lawn.

Published in Deseret News on Aug. 22, 2013
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