Jan. 27, 1980-Dec. 30, 2012
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Nicholas J. "Nick" Tucker, 32, of Albany went to heaven on Sunday. Nick was born in Klamath Falls to Larry and Gloria (Miller) Tucker. He married Kristina Tucker on Aug. 19, 2006 and together they had three beautiful children, Alisjah (7), Braedyn (5), and Emeriana (8 months).
Nick graduated from Henley High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Nick loved sports and loved coaching and watching his boys play basketball, football and baseball. His favorite teams were the San Francisco 49ers and the Oregon Ducks. He was excited to see his daughter grow and had just seen her take her first steps and say her first word: dada.
Nick's children were the light of his life and he was a very proud father. He also loved his wife Kristina, and told her every day that he was so proud of her and how much he loved her.
Nick graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He then went on to work at Kenneth Kuhn's CPAs in Salem. Nick was out every weekend teaching the boys new "moves" depending on which sports season it was. He shined the brightest when he was teaching them. He loved the admiration in their eyes and Kristina loved watching his pride. He loved Emeri's smile and would play peek-a-boo with her until he could get her to giggle. Every Friday he would bring flowers home to Kristina, sometimes with a card or a poem he had written, or just a sweet kiss of "I love you."
"Nick loved his family and we will always miss him."
He is survived by his wife, Kristina Shiann Tucker, and children Alisjah, Braedyn, and Emeriana; parents Gloria and Larry Tucker of Klamath Falls; sister Kelli Terjeson and her husband Paul of Jefferson; brother Jason Tucker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; aunts and uncles Bob and Patty Tucker of Klamath Falls, Gary and Becky Miller of Corvallis, and Mike and Denice Miller of Imbler, Ore.; grandmother Doris Miller of Midland, Ore.; and niece and nephew Austin Moyer and Nora Terjeson. Nick was loved and cherished by all of Kristina's family and by his many close friends.
A celebration of Nick's life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Klamath Tribute Center, 6420 S. Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603. A fund is being established for the benefit of his children. Online condolences for the family may be posted at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.
Published in Herald And News on Jan. 2, 2013