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Roland James Nickle
Roland James Nickle, age 80, born June 23, 1941, passed away September 16, 2021. He was born to Clement Riley and Lily Leah Nickle in the old Cottonwood Maternity Hospital in Murray, Utah. He attended schools in Sandy, Utah, graduating from Jordan High School in 1959. He served in the Army Reserves. He filled a mission for the LDS church in the Northern States. He married Christina Newton February 7, 1963 in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of Diana (Cary) Ripplinger, Mark (Stacie) Nickle, Michael Nickle, Jennifer (Ron) Decker.
Roland was gifted in the ability to use his hands to repair and build and increase the usage of machines and homes. He was employed at L.H. Strong in Salt Lake City in his younger adult years and at Utah State University in Logan for 23 years. After he retired, he served a full-time mission with his wife in the Florida Tallahassee mission. Upon their return, he went to work at Williamsburg Inn in Logan doing building maintenance, which he loved, and mourned his loss when he retired. He and his family moved to Richmond, Utah 42 years ago, a place that was “home” to them all.
He is survived by his wife and children, 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren with 2 on the way. He is survived by his siblings Clement Nickle, Richard Nickle, Barbara Handsek, and Jolynne Weaver. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Darlene Morrill and Carma Lund.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in the Richmond Stake Center, 135 W. Main, Richmond, Utah at 12:00 pm. The services will be streamed live and may be watched Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (MST) by clicking on the following link:
Viewings will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. both at the church. Burial will be at Richmond City Cemetery immediately following the services. We are grateful to those who, throughout his life, have loved and served Roland. He has always been his family’s everything-extending great kindness to all of us, but especially to his wife, Chris. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
Dear Chris, I was sorry to learn, just recently, of Roland's passing. I will always remember him as a kind, compassionate and caring person. I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you, Lydia
Lydia M. Phillips Oct 10 2021 8:38 PM
Chris and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another Christlike soul. He was always kind, friendly and helpful. I loved seeing him help you Chris whether it was carrying your bags, picking you up at the library etc. He is a good man. I know you are missing him a ton. May you all be comforted to know he is free from pain and will be watching over you! We love you!
Michelle (Ripplinger) Christiansen Sep 22 2021 1:38 PM
Uncle Roland was always an inspiration to me. He will be missed by all of us here on earth, but I am sure he is very happy being with the Lord, his parents, and his sisters in heaven! We love Chris and all of the family and send our best wishes to them. We love you Uncle Roland.
Dean Morrill Sep 22 2021 8:55 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roland's family. He is a great man. He loved his family. We truly value his friendship. He will certainly be missed here.
Bruce and Leanne Traveller Sep 22 2021 12:44 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Roland was a special person and we enjoyed having the two of you in our lives, even if it was for a short period of time, our friendship will last for eternity. May you find comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Patty Liebes Sep 21 2021 4:16 PM
Chris and family, So very sorry to hear of Roland's passing. He was such a kind and generous man. His testimony showed through all he did and said. Roland lived a Christ-like life. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I am so glad I was able to call him my friend.
Barbara Louise Stewart Sep 20 2021 4:08 PM
Chris. I was so surprised to.hear about Roland. You both are so dear to me. always willing to help me. I have worried so much about you. Especially since I have not been able to contact you.
My prayers are with you. Roland was a. Wonderful guy.
Isabelle Bright Sep 20 2021 12:21 PM
Roland was the epitome of humility and greatness at the same time. I always loved his attitude about life. My association with him in HP Quorum will be held in fond memory. His testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was always evident in everything he did and said.
Larry L Larson, Colorado Ft. Collins MIssion Sep 20 2021 9:36 AM
He was a good man. Always with a smile and a "how are you?". He has been missed since corvid hit. My sympathies to all your family.
LuDean Watterson Sep 19 2021 2:40 PM