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Darrell Francis Nickerson

August 22, 1944 October 22, 2018
Darrell Francis Nickerson
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Darrell F. Nickerson died on October 22, 2018 at the age of 74 at his home in Centennial, Colorado after a long illness. Darrell was born at his parent’s home in North Denver on August 22,1944. His parents were Keith F. Nickerson and Luella F. Nickerson (Ayres). Darrell grew up with two brothers, Kenneth and Wilbur, and one sister, Alyce. Another brother, Keith Jr., died as an infant.

Darrell was greatly loved by everyone who knew him. You would rarely see Darrell without a smile on his face. His good nature endeared him to family and friends. His first love was his family but he also cherished old friends.

Darrell graduated from Sheridan High and proudly served in the Navy. He served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970 on the USS Cusk submarine as Interior Communications 2nd class during the Vietnam War. During his civilian career Darrell worked in Littleton for Mountain Bell and AT&T. He retired from AT&T after 35 years in building management.

In his spare time Darrell loved spending time with family. He was a master gardener and he liked to cook. He played baseball in his youth and his love of baseball resulted in him being a loyal Rockies fan. He was also a big Broncos fan. Darrell enjoyed going to casinos and he was interested in politics. Christmas was always a huge holiday for him.. baking lots of goodies and hot dip for his parties.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Tami Nickerson. He is survived by his wife Brooke-Lea Nickerson, daughter Rhonda Tonkinson (Russ), son Darren Nickerson (Tanya), brother Kenneth Nickerson (Phyllis), sister Alyce Marsh (Lemeul), granddaughters Kayla Nickerson, Alexis Radcliff (Anthony), grandson Keith Nickerson, and granddaughter Diana Nickerson. 2 great grandkids Lilly and Valen. Also step daughter Rhonda Welle (Rick), Landon Snider (Sandra), Damon Snider (Debra) with 5 step grandkids and 9 great grandkids.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

24

Oct

5:00 PM 10/24/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/24/2018 7:00:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Visitation.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Thursday

25

Oct

10:30 AM 10/25/2018 10:30:00 AM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Funeral service.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Graveside

Thursday

25

Oct

11:30 AM 10/25/2018 11:30:00 AM
Mount Olivet Cemetery

12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Following service, interment at Mount Olivet with Naval Honors.

Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 West 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge 80033 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

12801 West 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge 80033 CO
United States
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