SPC Rob Lee Nichols
United States Army

SPC Rob Lee Nichols, United States Army, age 24, a resident of Colorado Springs for 20 years, passed away on July 23, 2013 during an Active Duty tour in Afghanistan. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, and friend.

Rob was born on December 29, 1988 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was a 2007 graduate of Sand Creek High School and a graduate of WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2010 and was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Rob served in two overseas deployments: a tour in Iraq beginning March 2011 and most recently in Afghanistan beginning February 2013.

Rob loved the outdoors! He enjoyed riding dirt bikes and ATVs, four wheeling, camping, snowboarding, and playing ice hockey.

He is survived by his mother, Donna (husband, Robert) Ribisi of Colorado Springs; his father, Bruce (wife, Jeanne) Nichols of Denver; his brother, Chad Ribisi of Colorado Springs; his sister, Molly Nichols of Denver; and his grandparents: Shelby and Judy Moore; and Neil and Beverly Nichols.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Military Honors at the Shrine of Remembrance Veterans Honor Court will follow the Mass. Private burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials in Rob’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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