Nicholas Darren "Nick" Greenig
AJO, Ariz. - Nicholas (Nick) Darren Greenig passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in the Ajo-Arizona Desert while on duty as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.
Nick was born 2-20-78, in Sheridan, Wyo. His family moved to Laurel, Mont., shortly after his birth, where he spent his early years in the Laurel schools until his sophomore year at which time he attended YVCS in Laurel. At the age of 17, he moved to Provo, Utah, and attended Utah Valley State College from which he graduated as valedictorian of the Criminal Justice Program. During this time, Nick supported himself and paid for his education by working. He was recruited by the U.S. Border Patrol, attended their academy in South Carolina, and again, graduated with high honors. At this time, he was assigned to the Ajo Station, located in Arizona. His employment as an agent was marked with progress and promotions unusual for a new recruit. Nick loved being a Border Patrol Agent; and he excelled in his performance of duty, in his maturity, in his loyalty to his nation, and his love of family. He had an abiding testimony of and faith in the divinity of Jesus Christ which was powerful and noted by all who knew him.
Nick was sensitive to children, especially his nine nieces and two nephews who adored him and will miss him, as will we all. We rejoice because of Nick's goodness and are pained beyond belief because we cannot hear his voice and his laugh. Yet we know he is Home with so many who love him now as we do.
He is preceded in death by all of his grandparents, an uncle, an aunt, and five cousins. He is survived by his parents, Dwayne and Darla Greenig of Rockvale; his brother, Rob (Pam) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, children, Jennifer, Robert, Caitlin, Brian; his brother, Dan (Kaylene) of Rockvale, children, Saje, Tana, Natalie; his sister, Lisa Walker (Patrick) of Billings, children, Emily, Rachel, Brooke, Sommer; and his brother, Brad (Laura) of Minneapolis, Minn. "Our precious son and brother, we already long to be with you and are comforted that we absolutely will be in the future."
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the LDS Church, 2929 Belvedere, Billings, with a reception beginning at 9 a.m. Visitation/memorial at Smith Funeral Chapel, Laurel, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Interment will be at the Laurel Cemetery with full U.S. Border Patrol Honors.
Published by Billings Gazette on Mar. 19, 2006.
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Dwayne and Darla,
I want you to know how moved I was with the presentations of your daughter Lisa and sons Dan and Brad. The admiration they have for their families and the paths they have choosen is indeed a tribute to both you and Darla. When you spoke of Nick I could sense the pride and respect you felt.
I know how much you mean to so many people and how many students you have impacted.
People set their compass whenever they interact with someone of your prominence.
After listening to Lisa, Dan, and Brad, well, it is like hearing you.
Rod
Rod Horst
March 24, 2006
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Greenig,
Although we never met Nick, we know what a fine person and dedicated BP Agent he was. Our son, Gary, worked closely with Nick in Ajo and has wonderful praise for him. Gary and his fellow Border Patrol Agents are better people for having known your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
John and Brenda Regan
John & Brenda Regan
March 24, 2006
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Greenig,
Although we never met Nick, we know what a fine person and dedicated BP Agent he was. Our son, Gary, worked closely with Nick in Ajo and has wonderful praise for him. Gary and his fellow Border Patrol Agents are better people for having known your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
John and Brenda Regan
John & Brenda Regan
March 24, 2006
All law enforcment officers in Arizona, no matter the agency mourn your loss to our profession. Your name will be enscrolled in our hearts until all of us are united in God's kingdom. Rest well my brother, you have served your nation and your family well. God has received a professional servant of his children.His police department in heaven has gained a great officer in you.
In Christ, Tom Bradley, Arizona State Chaplain, Fraternal Order of Police...
Tom Bradley
March 23, 2006
On behalf of the Criminal Justice Department at Utah Valley State College we offer our condolences to the family of Nick. All of the faculty had the privilege of having Nick in our classes and to follow his career. We will miss him and join you in your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Brent Bullock
March 23, 2006
Dear Dwayne, Darla and Family;

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Nick, but if I had, I would thank him for his service to this great nation of ours.
I know the pain.

Al Hermann
Al Hermann
March 22, 2006
I am an officer with the Glendale Police Department in Arizona. I was born and raised in Billings and extend my condolences to your family.
Brian Krivitz
March 21, 2006
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Greenig,

I am one of many here in Ajo, Arizona who were shocked to hear of the death of your son. As a community member and the head of the Ajo Knights of Columbus let me extend to you and your family our sincere sympathy for your sorrow and loss.
Gerald Walters
March 21, 2006
Dear Dwayne, Darla and Family;
May you always be comforted in the facts:
Nick was a fine son (as in fine-gold) and brother and friend, and a tremendously fine law-enforcement officer.
Nick will be remembered by all for his strong character and his love for his family and fellowman.
Thoughts and prayers and love are sent, and may the comfort of the Lord be with you each.
Linda Pranzitelli
Linda Pranzitelli
March 19, 2006
Our sincerest thoughts of sympathy and love to you Dwayne and Darla and family.Nick exemplified what a devoted man to his profession was,a devoted love to his family was and his eternal love for his Lord.We will miss him dearly and we will keep his loving family in our prayers always. Jerry and Carol
Jerry Jones
March 19, 2006
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