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Edward "Nick" Nicholson ( Missoula 1960 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Nick, 62, passed away Aug. 2, 2002, at his home in Darby, Mont. ..Following graduation from high school in Darby, he attended Western Montana College and worked as a logger. He was a smokejumper for 11 years, then was employed as a dispatcher on the Bitterroot National Forest before retiring in 1992.

His interests included rodeos, horses, hunting and leather work. He loved the outdoors and always had a story after each outing. ..He is survived by his wife Donna, a daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, his parents and a sister.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Edward Nicholson, P.O. Box 34, Darby, MT 59829. The family suggests memorials to the Guardian Angels, c/o Judy Schmidt, M.D., 2835 Fort Missoula Road, Building 3, Suite 301, Missoula MT 59804; New Life Four Square Church, c/o John Yuhas, 303 Cole Ave., Darby, MT 59829; or Marcus Daly Hospice of the Bitterroot, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton MT 59840.