Norma JoAn Nickle (1930-2011)


Deseret News, February 15, 2011

Norma JoAn Nickle (1930 ~ 2011) "Aunt Jo" Norma JoAn Nickle - sister, aunt, cousin, and friend - passed away February 13, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a long illness.She was born September 26, 1930, in Springfield, Missouri, the eighth child and sixth daughter of Daniel Earl Nickle and Lena Marie Dahlman Nickle. She was a light and an inspiration to the many she befriended. She leaves a legacy of love, service, humor, humility, and appreciation for the beautiful things in life. Children held a special place in her heart. She unabashedly loved her many nieces and nephews and all children she came in contact with, and she was special to them. A valiant member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Sunday School (Gospel Doctrine teacher numerous times) and Relief Society (officer and teacher), and as a missionary in the Southern States Mission. She was a staunch, fearless defender of her faith. She was the family genealogist and labored long years to provide information that will benefit her family for generations to come. She was also a student, secretary, missionary, teacher, speaker, author, world traveler, temple attender, and mother to many. JoAn is survived by her sister W. Nadyne Nickle; 21 nieces and nephews (and their spouses); 56 great nieces and nephews (and their spouses); and 60 great-great nieces and nephews and their spouses); totaling over 200 beloved people in her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and five sisters. JoAn attended Southwest Missouri State University, Brigham Young University, and Ruth Tolman's Finishing School for Models in Salt Lake City. She worked as a model for several years. She was known as "One of the Famous Nickle Sisters." She loved the members of Canyon Road Ward and her many kind neighbors at Canyon Road Towers. Special thanks to those at Aspen Ridge, Aspen Ridge West, Home Instead Senior Care, and Rocky Mountain Care Hospice for their kindness. JoAn was the recipient of a kidney donation that gave her over 15 additional years of life, which she used to further the Lord's work in his kingdom. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 17, 11:00 a.m., at the Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 North A Street, Salt Lake City. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to JoAn's lifetime work, the Nickle-Dahlman Family History, c/o Nickle, Canyon Road Towers, 123 Second Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.