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Debra “Debbie” Sue Nickell passed away on Sunday March 27, 2022 from natural causes; she was 64.
Debbie was born on February 6, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah to her loving parents Brent Lynn Nickell and Stella Malnar Nickell. She was the youngest of four children.
She graduated from East High School in 1976. Debbie was the wild child in her family with her one-of-a-kind sense of humor, being strong willed and her huge personality. She often gave her parents a run for their money when she was a teenager. Her siblings always looked out for her, and they all had a great bond and close relationship especially in her later years of life.
Debbie enjoyed her lifelong career in the retail business. She loved the social interactions with everyone she came in contact with. She always greeted everyone with a friendly smile and witty comments. She made people feel happy and always welcome in her presence. She had a kind heart, and an incredible work ethic. She made many lifelong friends. She often worked the early morning shifts as she was always an early riser.
She enjoyed listening to country music, especially songs from Toby Keith. Her other favorite singers were Elton John, The Who, and the Beatles. She loved her little weekend getaways to Wendover. Debbie cherished her times camping in the Uintah Basin over the 24th of July with the Nickell family who she loved greatly. Debbie always had a nickname for the members of her family that everyone came to know and love. Debbie was funny and had her own way of doing things. She loved Chinese food from Pagoda and Chin-Wah especially the Tempura Shrimp, yummy sausage and olive pizza from Litzas pizza and freshly brewed Iced Tea. She loved her children “Cats” she had throughout her life- Fred, Howie and Andre.
Debbie is survived by her sister-in-law Karen Nickell; and two brother-in-laws- Steve Carlson, and Yuen Lim; her nieces and nephews that she loved and was proud to be Aunt to: Travis, Ryan, Julie, Lisa, Cortney and Jamie; her many great-nieces and nephews; and extended family of aunts; uncles; cousins; and her loving friends and neighbors.
Preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jolynn and Brenda; and her brother Larry.
We are deeply saddened to have lost such a kind and loving person who touched so many of our lives, but we are grateful and find peace knowing that she is reunited with her parents and siblings once again. What a reunion they must be having.
As per Debbie’s request, no services will be held.
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