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Nicole Marie Yager

December 15, 1987-May 31, 2011

A beautiful and intelligent young woman, wonderful friend; loved by many; left this world too soon. Her family will miss her bright smile, beautiful spirit, and loving heart.

Nicole was born in Syracuse, New York and moved with her parents to the Raleigh, North Carolina area at the age of three. She graduated from East Wake High School in 2006 and shortly thereafter moved to Estes Park, Colorado with her father and brother. Nicole attended the University of Colorado in Boulder but her love of friends called her to return to North Carolina in 2007 where she attended classes at Wake Tech Community College. Nicole was an excellent student earning various honors throughout her academic career. Her love of writing and poetry resulted in publication of her work during her high school years. Nicole enjoyed beach activities, fishing, journaling, snowmobiling, and surprising others with thoughtful gifts.

Nicole was preceded in death by her mother Mary Yager and grandfather Don Yager. She is survived by her father Tommy Yager, Estes Park, CO; brother Tanner Yager, Estes Park, CO; grandmother Naomi Yager, Gould, CO; aunt(s) and uncles Brenda & Kip Yager, Lake Tahoe, CA; Donnie Yager, Estes Park, CO; cousins: Mathew Yager, Dover, DE; Cazin Yager, Fort Collins, CO; Ryan Yager, USMC, Jacksonville, NC; Dustin Yager, Boulder, CO; Lillian and Shaylee Yager, Estes Park, CO. Special friends and loved ones: Mathew Pogue, Raleigh, NC; Elizabeth, Steve, Julia, and Andrew Pogue, Raleigh, NC; Diane Pearson-Watson and Heidi Salow, Estes Park, CO.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Nicole’s life at the American Legion in Estes Park on Sunday July 17, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A thousand times I held you

A thousand times I cried

If love alone could have saved you

You never would have died

A heart of gold stopped beating

Two twinkling eyes closed to rest

God broke our hearts only to prove he took the very best

Never a day goes by where you’re not in my heart and my soul…. I love you Nicole.


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