Roger D. Nichols
1960 - 2013
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"We Love You 138"
8/21/1960 ~ 2/20/2013
Our beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on February 20, 2013. He lost his fight to a 3 year battle of melanoma cancer. Our hearts are saddened and broken but he is off to a new adventure and he will be missed more than words can say.
Roger was born on August 21, 1960 at LDS hospital. He married his best friend and soul mate, Colleen on December 30, 1996 and gained 3 stepchildren, who admired and loved him very much. He was a hard and devoted worker. He worked at Kennecott, Brasiers and Salt Lake City Impound Lot.
Roger was a devoted, caring and wonderful man who would do anything for anyone. He was the best hunter and fisherman we ever met, which he enjoyed very much, as well as riding his 4-wheeler, playing cards, trips to Wendover or scoping out deer. He was a great singer!!
We would like to give special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Huntsman that gave him special care, Dr Andtbacka , Dr Grossman and their teams; Melissa, Jennifer, Maryanne, Carolyn and Karen.
He is heading home to be with his grandparents, stepson- Travis; mother-in-law and father-in-law; many relatives, family members and friends who will be waiting with open arms.
He leaves behind his parents, Les and Kay Nichols whom he loved and cherished very much; wife, Colleen; stepchildren, Michael and Angie; grandchildren, Stetson, Christian, Cortland and Jerron; children, Jason and Amber; brother, Eric (Kristy); niece, McKell and Nephew, Landon.
We love you 138 our precious man! We will never forget you please watch over us until we meet again.
Funeral services will be held at a later date per Roger's request.
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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 24, 2013.
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February 21, 2020
shawn hughes
February 20, 2020
Thinking of you dad today forever and always our love your son Jason and your daughter Amber continue to watch over us we miss you very much love you dad
Amber Nichols
February 20, 2019
Roger, I can not believe you have been gone for six years! I have said this many times but I do wish that I would be able to see you and talk about things..... that was left unsaid and undone....I miss the way we were able to talk and understand each other, which is a very good quality to have in a marriage. You was always a good father and helped me with my children and I knew how much you loved them and your own two children. The words you used to say to me, I appreciate what I have today, because tomorrow it could be taken from me! How true those words have meant to me! No one knows how hard it is to lose their spouse or a child. Today as we let the balloons go up into the sky with our messages to you, I hope you can see how much we love and miss you!
Colleen Nichols
August 22, 2017
Well it has been another year, I know I always tell you the same stuff! Its so hard, they say it gets better well I would like to know when and how? losing you and Travis has been so hard I can not describe it. The pain is severe it does not go away! I know you know how much I miss you, I have felt you so many times. Tonight I let go the usual balloons in the air with messages from all of us, not really knowing where they are going to land, and not knowing who will see them and not know what it means, but I guess it makes us feel better thinking you know that we stand out there watching everyone of them disappear. I love and miss you everyday, every minute, wanting you to see Stetson get married, Knowing Mike moved to Washington with Cortland, seeing how big your fishing buddy Jerron has gotten, watching Christian having a baby. Knowing all our pain. knowing all the day to day stuff, they tell us and I want to believe you see all this. I bet its so great for you to see each person arrive as it tears into our hearts deeper. It was so hard to have your mom leave another loved one gone, but she suffered so bad. I know you was there to put your arms out and welcome her! Its hard to understand the pain we have to bear here on earth! Please watch my darling son Travis, my brothers , my sisters, my mom, dad, Ron, my dogs, friends and of course all the living you left behind. Please stay close to us all Angie, Mike, our grandkids, your brothers and friends. I love you so much and I have said many times how I wish you would walk through the door, or your truck would pull up in the driveway and you could share all the good and bad stories of the day. We take so much for granite and that is so hard because those our the things we want a do-over. One thing you was a proud man and wanted a private funeral and your mom saw to it that is what you got, but me I wish I would of not listened and told a few of your friends that needed to say good-bye the same as us. Honey I love you so very much, and I need you more today then yesterday. its hard to do this alone and I will never know why I had to lose so many at one time what did I do wrong? Your Brother Eric lost you, his dad and mom why does it have to be like that? They say God does not put us through what we can't handle. I don't understand that, this is so hard it almost seems like a punishment! I guess I will not know all of these things until I get there but when people say you are a strong person they have to know it makes you weaker and weaker! I love your laughter when you told me your hunting stories and all the fish you caught. I love you darling so much and I need to feel you around me more! Happy Birthday baby! Please give my Candy a big hug and kiss! Don't go on without me please!
Colleen Nichols
August 21, 2016
My darling Happy Birthday, I miss you more and more as the time goes by. I love you so much now you have your mom and dad and our darling Travis... I miss you baby please stay near us and take care of my baby Candy. Love always your wife
Colleen Nichols
February 20, 2016
Colleen Nichols
December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas sweetheart! I love and miss you.<3. -Love, your wife
September 15, 2015
Signs of an afterlife tell me that your near... feathers and smoke but the message isn't always clear... I know your always watching us... your family, my family and friends so dear... please keep on guiding us and don't disappear ... Your spirit brings a message that someone needs to hear... open up your mind and heart because your dad is near ❤
February 22, 2015
Roger you are so missed.We are all putting in for big game permits now. Brings back memories of some of the hunts we went on.I am sure you would get a few laughs at some of the things that are going on now.
shawn hughes
February 21, 2015
I love and miss you Colleen and I wish i could help your heart heal from the pain it's feeling. You are a good woman and shouldn't apologize for choices you have made. I'm sure Rogers services were just what he wanted. I wish nothing but happiness for you and your family
Angel Hartzell
February 20, 2015
Today has been 2 years since you left us, a dark void you left behind, how sad we still are! mom still has hard days pretty much everyday, we all miss you so much, however, I am comforted to know you are watching over all of us! We miss and love you so much! You were an incredible father, and grandpa, an amazing son and husband, today mom was given bad news about candy, I told her you would be there for them!! Dad you are missed by so many!! Love you always and forever,
Your daughter Angie
February 19, 2015
Roger, oh my I am so sad this is so so hard..It has already been 2 long hard horrible years. I love and miss you so much, and I know I say this every time but it just gets worse instead of better. I had that bad back surgery and I knew what a great help you was to me through all these years.. I love you my darling so much, as you know our darling Candy is getting bad and it will not be long for her please be there for her when she does go. Honey please continue to watch over all of us, we need you so much. Your dad is getting bad as you probably know. I love you so much what do you say when your heart is so broken. I feel so bad that I did not let all your friends know about your funeral but as always I listened to you and made you that promise and now I feel so bad especially Felix, Shawn and Harold and many many more. I miss you darling love again your wife and friend.
October 14, 2014
August 21, 2014
Happy birthday DAD..... feeling you near and know your watching over YOUR CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN Wé LOVE
August 21, 2014
August 21, 2014
Happy Birthday Grandpa, I love and miss you so much. Miss celebrating our birthdays one week from each other love you. -J3RR()N19
August 21, 2014
August 21, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad,
It has already been 1 1/2 years
I love and miss you so much!
My boys miss and love you like crazy.
Not a day goes by that you are not thought of
And missed. Happy Birthday xoxo
August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
My Darling Roger Happy Birthday! It has been a year and a half, it just will never ever be the same. I miss you so much, like I have said a million times I would give anything to have you come and talk to me and walk through the door again. The things we take for granted is so hard when you don't have it anymore. My darling I love you so very much Happy Birthday! Your wife
June 15, 2014
My darling; Happy Fathers Day. You are the greatest and we all miss you so much! Like I have said a million times before life is not the same without you. Love your wife
June 15, 2014
April 22, 2014
I love you
April 1, 2014
You're always in my thoughts and prayers Colleen - I love and miss you ! Just know that Travis and Roger will be waiting for you and someday you all will be reunited !
Your Angel
March 24, 2014
The moment that you died
my heart was torn in two,
one side filled with heartache,
the other died with you.
I often lie awake at night,
when the world is fast asleep
and take a walk down memory lane,
with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy.
I do it everyday,
but missing you is heartache
that never goes away.
I hold you tightly within my heart
and there you will remain.
Until the joyous day arrives,
That we will unite again.
your wife, Colleen
February 23, 2014
Missing you every DAY! The 20th was one year that we lost you. I love you my brother. It's that time of year time to put in for the hunts. I changed my profile pic on face book for the month of Feb In honner of you. Love you and miss you. Your Brother Eric
Eric Nichols
February 22, 2014
You are very much missed.Wetalk about you often at Cartow.I know were ever you are you have to be amused at what has gone on with me in the last year. Wish you were here to laugh at me.
shawn hughes
February 20, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you Kay Les Eric Jason and Amber I will always cherish our times together
February 20, 2014
Gone to soon R.I.P.
February 20, 2014
It's hard to believe today it has been an entire year,
That you took your last breath and shed a tiny tear.
It's been a year ago today,
that you my love, passed away.
Now it is me shedding all the many tears
as I live without you, for the remaining years.
Roger you were my rock, my world, my whole entire life,
I am so proud and blessed to be your beloved wife.
I love and miss you more than words can say,
My love for you will never go away.
All I have left are memories you and I will share,
I feel your presence close to me and know that you still care.
It's been one year ago today, that my life was forever changed.
It's been one year ago today, that my life was rearranged.
It's been one year ago today, that god called your home,
It's been one year ago today, that I was left alone.
I love you always and forever,
your beloved wife
February 20, 2014
Thinking of you today always and forever
February 14, 2014
Happy Valentines Day! I know this was your most favorite Holiday, which makes it another hard Holiday without you. Even last year, when you were so sick, you still wanted it to be special for mom. I love and miss you as well as my boys miss and love you so very much. Happy Valentines Day! forever and always my daddy! Ang
February 14, 2014
Happy Valentines Day Sweetheart! This was one of your favorite holidays so it has been extra hard on all of us. To think last year you gave me that special valentine that I will keep close to my heart and then you passed away six days later. Roger this is all so hard to handle I miss and love you so much. I think about you all the time. I constantly hear nice things about you and I realize what a strong impact you left behind on all of us. I love and miss you my darling man Happy Valentines Day!
Love forever and always,
your wife
February 5, 2014
December 30, 2013
Happy Anniversary Sweet Heart I miss you so bad the hurt never goes away...I have to say I am so glad Christmas is over its so hard to see everyone together and laughing knowing that you are not here to share that with me. All I have is the many memories we had which I cherish so much. I remember last year you holding me on our anniversary and telling me that you was so sorry that we had wasted time that you loved me more then ever and you never wanted to live without me again, will that is how I feel now I love you so much and miss all the times we had the last few years we got so close there must of been a meaning for what we missed in the short time we were apart. We had never felt closer to each other then we were, like you said we probably had to go through that to really cherish what we had with each other. Our love was real that you rarely feel with anyone and we was blessed to have found that with each other. Please continue to come and watch over us, we feel you touch us like you told us you would so we know you are with us always. Miss and love you and Happy Anniversary Darling!
December 6, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal... feeling you close <3 miss you
October 20, 2013
Roger, it is so hard to watch and see all the deer hunters and know how you loved to go hunting. Its 8 months today and it seems like a million. It would be so wonderful if God would let you come back once a month to talk to us and tell us how you are doing but that is only wishful thinking. I love and miss you so much its getting so much harder as the days go by instead of easier. Reading all the wonderful messages that people leave you makes me smile to think what a wonderful and thoughtful person you was to everyone. Please continue to watch over us and come and see us in our dreams. I can not wait until the day the we are rejoined and I can actually put my arms around you and look into your beautiful eyes and tell you how much I love you and that we will never be apart again. My darling I will try and be strong and wait until that day comes, but until then please continue to take care of Travis for me. I love you so much. Forever and always your wife
October 17, 2013
I posted a birthday wish but some how it didn't show up.
In two days it will be the opening day of the dear hunt. And I know how much this time if the year ment to you. I didn't draw a tag this year so I only went elk hunting and took Landon a long for the opening weekend. A Freind of mine shot a cow elk in the hind quarters and had to track it. Four of them lost its track and blood trail and gave up. Landon and I went to where thay lost it and found the blood again it took Landon and I five hours but we found the cow. Landon did such a great job in tracking the cow and I know the you and his grandpa Bob were up there cheering him on and smiling down on him. I'm so proud of what we did that day and happy that we did it as father and son. I think of you all the time more so as hunting season is here and all the fun times we had threw out the years. I miss you and love you so much.

Live Eric
Eric Nichols
September 20, 2013
Love & Miss you ALWAYS my Forever Friend... Chow until we are together again:)
August 21, 2013
Happy Birthday DAD til we meet again in heaven Love your son Jason and your daughter Amber
J & A Nichols/Bunker
August 21, 2013
Sweetheart it has been six long months on the 20th it is getting harder and harder I love you more then you will ever know.. Everyday seems like a million I would give anything to have a conversation and hold you in my arms the things we take for granted if we only knew how fast life can be taken away from us. Every lady out there that have their husbands to hold and love enjoy the time you have with them as you never know it could be the last.. Darling you are the warmest and dearest man there is. You was the best father, grandfather, brother, son, husband, and friend anyone could have. today is your birthday and I remember when we held each other and planned what we would do on this day which was cut so short and we did not get the blessing.. I love you my darling adorable husband... I thank God everyday for giving me 17 wonderful years to be your beloved wife. I am so grateful that we had a beautiful marriage and that we did have so much fun with each other. I have never been with a man that I would rather have then you. I was truly blessed...Thank you Heavenly Father for letting me meet this remarkable man. Happy Birthday Sweet Baby! Your Beloved Wife and Friend
June 30, 2013
Rest in peace
June 19, 2013
Roger we are sad about your passing I want you to know your son jason and your daughter amber have been the light of my world we have five beautiful grandchildren four girls one boy and ALL these children are a wonderful blessing your LEGACY will live on through them you have been blessed with two beautiful families and will be missed by ALL of them til our children and grandchildren meet you again in heaven know that they All LOVED you dearly
Bambi Cosgrove
June 18, 2013
Dad im so sad of your passing. I Love you and wish we would have been closer, but life is ever changing.I have great memories of my dad like when he took me to Wyoming and fishing and playing horseshoes at grandmas and grandpas cooking bbq chicken always great.Feeding fish in there pond.Dad I love you and until we meet again.
jason nichols
June 18, 2013
Honey, I wrote you on Fathers Day and somehow it did not post but I wanted to tell you what an incredible dad and grandpa to my children and their children you have always been. This was another hard day without you. I went and seen your dad and he shared some wonderful memories about you with me that was so nice to hear. I love you so much my darling you should of never had to go through the hurt you went through because you are the very best. Please enjoy fathers day with Travis I am glad he has you. I love and miss you so much. Please continue to stay close to us. your wife Colleen
June 17, 2013
Dad, Yesterday was such a hard day for me, with you gone and you being my dad for the past 17years and such a great one at that! And an awesome grandpa to my kids, it was a very sad day, but I did want to tell you HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! and thanks for being such an incredible dad I love and miss you more than you will ever know!!! my kids miss their grandpa too! Life will never be the same!! It breaks my heart to know how sad you were about the sadness you had and how you were never really given the chance and how it broke your heart. But just wanted you to know how thankfull I am that you were in my life and my childrens lives. YOU WERE THE BEST!!! we are still so sad and numb. I will continue to watch over mom and your mom, as you had requested and worried so much about them. WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH~HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE BEST!!!
your daughter Angie
May 21, 2013
You are in my thoughts and prayers often momma colleen !
your angel
Angel Hartzell
April 23, 2013
My dearest Roger;
Today has been so hard for me. It is not easier as the days go by it gets harder realizing its true and not a nightmare. What I would not give to see you again; talk to you; laugh with you; to smell you with your yummy cologne; to kiss you! I love you my darling man.. You are truly one of the best things that have ever happened to me, and I cherish our memories.
I love you yesterday,
I love you today,
and I will adore you tomorrow. Please take care of my son let him know how much I love and miss him, also my mom, my dad, my two brothers, and my two sisters. Until we are together again please come see me in my dreams my Angel Baby...
April 2, 2013
Roger my darling husband I miss you so much... Life is so hard without you I keep thinking you are going to come through the door. I got the necklace today and I just cried when I saw the number on it 138, just another reason I love you so much. Please never leave us I love you so much and always will. Your loving wife Colleen
March 27, 2013
My darling adorable husband Roger, there is not a minute in the day that goes by that I do not think about you. I miss you so much everything I look at and touch reminds me of you.I go places and I smell your cologne and get teary eyed. You was the best thing that ever happened to me and I will cherish our memories forever. We talked so much about our future we had wonderful plans for our years ahead growing old together. I will always miss and love you, please continue to watch over us.

Darling take care of my son Travis, please let him know how much I love and miss him too. I am sure Travis will if he hasnt already showed you where all the deer and fish are.

My prayers and thoughts will be with you until we meet again.

Your wife and best friend forever Colleen
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