Nicholas Snow Lyman, age 33, passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident on Saturday July 1, 2023, in Spanish Fork Utah. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Nicholas was born on a notable day in history - the day the Berlin Wall fell, November 9, 1989. As a child he tried to choose the right and seldom got into trouble. He always wanted to please his parents. Nicholas could often be heard singing, humming, or whistling whether he was doing homework or washing his hands or doing a chore. He loved adventures. His first great adventure came when at 5 years old, he discovered that he could catch honeybees in empty canning jars, shake the bees until they were dizzy and then chew them up. When asked why, he said "they taste sweet" or, "it's like eating honey".
He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed the solitude of nature. He took pleasure in fishing, hiking, and camping, and he loved swinging in his hammock between a couple of pine trees. He also thoroughly enjoyed playing video games. He built his own PC so that he could regularly play with his family and friends.
Nicholas was very good natured and pleasant to be around. He didn't speak frivolously. When he spoke, people listened. Hearing his insights always felt worthy of attention. He was never too busy to listen to others. He had a genuine nature and communicated with everyone in a straightforward manner. He had a unique way of making people feel comfortable and peaceful. He always put others first and never sought the center of attention, but everyone wanted him to be. He very much enjoyed sharing quotes or funny lines from movies. He was extremely witty and would often perform, in character, movie quotes as they pertained to your conversation.
Nicholas was an especially loyal and reliable person. His character and good name were important to him. He was hardworking and determined to get his work done on time and to do it right the first time. Much like his father, Nicholas was always concerned about the welfare and happiness of others. He loved and cared for his Mother above all else.
Nicholas is preceded in death 6 years to the month by his Father, Noel Cleverley Lyman. We are sure they enjoyed a sweet reunion on Saturday. They were always great friends in addition to being father and son. Nicholas is survived by his maternal grandparents K.B. & Jeanne Rasmussen, his mother, Michelle (Gary) Lunt, and 6 sisters: Shanna (Josh) Cox, Stephanie Lyman, Chelsea (Cam) Parkin, Haley (Kevin) Andres, Ashley (Christian) Ecker, and Amber (Christian) Shaw; along with 11 nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and their families. Nick is also survived by his former wife, Jaclyn.
A gathering of those who knew and loved Nicholas will be held from 9:30 -10:30 am on Friday, July 14th, 2023, at the McDougal Funeral Home in Taylorsville, Utah. The gathering will be followed by a funeral open to friends, family, and those who would wish to honor Nicholas at 11 am in the same location. Interment will be at the Paris, Idaho Cemetery on July 15th at 11:30 am.
A luncheon will be served following the Funeral Service, at the LDS Church, 4501 West 11800 South, Riverton, Utah, 1:00 p.m. for family members.
If you would like to watch a livestream of the service, please use the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/3553910
Friday, July 14, 2023
9:30 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
McDougal Funeral Home
A gathering of those who knew and loved Nicholas will be held from 9:30 -10:30 am on Friday, July 14th, 2023, at the McDougal Funeral Home in Taylorsville, Utah.