While the world is now a little darker, heaven is far brighter as the angels welcomed their biggest sweetheart Nickole back with open arms.
Nickole Hansen Stevenson was born on May 24, 1971 to Sharon and Gary Hansen. Due to a large dispute over what to name their fourth child, Nickole came home from the hospital as Unnamed Female Hansen where a battle was fought for several weeks over what to name her. Although they chose to stick with Nickole, it wasn’t officially decided until she was thirty and she finally updated her own birth certificate. Nickole grew up as the youngest of 4 children. As the youngest, her siblings loved to target her as their favorite person to pick on, lovingly of course. They all grew up in Price together raising trouble and causing their parents a large amount of grey hair. Stealing her Dad’s truck and driving into town was a great campfire story that he never found out about until the 2000’s.
Nickole’s trouble making ways finally caught up with her when she welcomed her first baby girl, Desaree in 1987, and then her second daughter, Kassie shortly after in 1988. From that time on, she began working three jobs to put herself through college and support her two wonderful daughters whom she loved so deeply. She earned a degree in computer science in 1993, when women in the field were rare. She worked hard to provide for her daughters and then, in 1992, unexpectedly and through fate, she met her other half, her soul mate, and best friend; Gregg D. Stevenson. They completed each other perfectly and shared a love that most only dream about having; they were truly made for each other. They were married on July 16, 1994 in Payson, Utah and bought their first home there shortly after and still live there today.
Over the years, they worked hard together to support their two daughters and in 1997, they welcomed their third beautiful daughter, Shelcee, into the world. 5 years later, during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, they welcomed their first and only son, Trevan, by which Nickole had to miss her figure skating event when having him, but always said she’d never have it any other way. Because after all, her family was always her first priority.
Nickole worked tirelessly to raise her children, always being their biggest supporter and loudest cheerleader. Her kids were her world and family meant everything to her. She talked about her kids like they were the most precious thing on this earth, and they were. She was always so proud of each and every one of them. Then when she had grandkids, her world grew not only in numbers, but also increased in love. There was nothing she enjoyed more than getting the new title of “Grandma”.
Nickole worked hard in life. Not only in her job, but at her church as a primary teacher and primary president. Every child she worked with loved and adored her and always wanted to give her hugs.
She had the sweetest spirit and you could go to her for anything without judgment.
She loved to travel with her family and best friends at any chance she could get. She couldn’t go anywhere without touching the lives of all those around her; even complete strangers. She had a way of brightening every room she walked into with her contagious smile and infectious laugh. Everyone who knew her, loved her and the impact she had on this world with her kindness and pure heart will go unmatched.
On April 15th, after a 2 week battle with her health, she suddenly and unexpectedly returned home, leaving everyone who knows and loves her with a large piece of their hearts missing, but ever growing love towards the memories that have been created, and the privilege to have known her.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Gregg Stevenson, children Desaree (Karl) Curtis, Kassie (Nate) Farr, Shelcee (Josh) Stevenson and Trevan Stevenson. Her father Gary (Judy) Hansen, her Mother-in-law Joann Stevenson, her siblings, Wade (Holly) Hansen, Leesa Hansen, Troy (Rosie) Hansen, and her 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Mother Sharon Ann Luke, Stepfather Ivan Luke, Father-in-law Darrell (Bill) Stevenson.
A viewing will be held at Walkers Mortuary at 587 South 100 West in Payson on Thursday, April 22 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Stake Center 650 West 800 South, Payson, Utah on Friday, April 23 at 11 am. A small viewing will be held before the funeral from 9:45-10:45 Graveside services will take place at Payson Cemetery after the funeral. Due to COVID-19 everyone will be required to wear masks at the viewing and funeral services. Please help us honor Nickole safely by respecting this requirement. Flowers can be sent to Walker Funeral home in Payson. Those unable to attend may join us via Zoom. Please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85878565632?pwd=Uno4aFJrVjNJeTFxT201YTVkNjBXQT09
Meeting ID: 858 7856 5632