Nicole Provost – a devoted and loving mom, daughter, sister, and aunt – passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 48 years old in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nicole was surrounded by loved ones and held her daughter’s hand as she took her last breath.
Nicole was born on April 29, 1974, to Clifton “Nick” and Nedra Provost at St. Marks Hospital. Nicole was a lifelong resident of Utah, where she enjoyed camping and getting away in the surrounding mountains as often as possible. She graduated from Taylorsville High School in 1992. She is survived by her only daughter, Erin (Mac); father, Nick; sister and best friend, ArLee (Calvin); three beautiful nieces, Ires, Brylei (Noah), and Shelbi (Keith); and her kitten, Irwin (who has made a lovely home for himself with Nick). She was predeceased by her mother, Nedra; grandparents, Rolland and Justina “Bub” Provost, Murl and Ires Gibbins, and Willard and Gwen Larsen; and her beloved cats, Tinker, Monkey, and Jack. Nicole was a fighter, and although her life ended far too soon, her family takes comfort in knowing she is at peace.
Nicole had a huge heart and an incredibly loving spirit. She was an advocate for all those who needed help sharing their voice. Nicole had a fantastic sense of humor, a quick wit, and a laugh that couldn’t help but be contagious. She was passionate about learning and would often be found reading, getting lost in a book. Nicole loved challenging herself to read as many books as possible each year to expand her mind and diversify her worldview. Her favorite book to read and share with others was The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Nicole’s favorite band was Blue October; she never missed a show when they came to town.
“Life was a party, and she was the star!” Nicole loved being a 70’s baby and forever embraced her inner “wild child.” She had a beautiful sunflower spirit and brought so much light, love, fun, and happiness to those around her. Nicole truly had an unforgettable impact, and she will be forever missed.
Nicole’s family will host a private burial at her graveside. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held in honor of Nicole on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 3:00p-7:00p at Arbor Manor Event Venue and Garden, 2888 W. 4700 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84129.Service Information
Celebration of Life
November 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Arbor Manor Event Venue and Garden, 2888 W. 4700 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84129.