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Jeffrey A. Nicholson

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 19th, 2013

EAGLE, Idaho - Jeffrey Aaron Nicholson, 58, of Eagle, Idaho, formerly of Paw Paw, died June 11, 2013 at his home after a very long and courageous struggle with cancer followed by myasthenia gravis.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Paw Paw.

Mr. Nicholson was born April 19, 1955 in Yuma, Ariz. to John Addison Nicholson and Phyllis (LeMar) Nicholson. He married Cynthia Sue Cropp in Boise, Idaho and they were married for 14 years.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, John and Lucy Nicholson of Paw Paw; two sons, Jacob Thomas Nicholson and Cole Taylor Nicholson, both of Eagle, Idaho; two brothers, John (Sue) Nicholson and Jerry (Dawn) Nicholson, both of Paw Paw; three sisters, Lisa Hoebing of Malta, Clare (Wallace) Delong of Paw Paw and Linda (Charles) Sellers of Paw Paw; his long time companion, Sue Jones of Eagle, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis; one brother-in-law, Jeffrey Hoebing; his paternal grandparents, Wesley and Edith Nicholson; and his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Pauline LeMar.

Mr. Nicholson was raised, along with his five siblings, by his father and stepmother in Paw Paw. He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1973 and moved to Boise, Idaho in 1981. His work ethic was evident as he worked for several large excavation contractors in Boise before forming his own public works concrete contracting business, J.A. Nicholson Construction, in 1986. Most people considered him one of the hardest working and strongest men they ever encountered. He spent his free time continuing to work and invented several items he planned to patent. His small town roots were apparent as he was always helping other people, be it a neighbor, friend or stranger. He had a nickname for everyone.

The family has established a Jeff Nicholson Memorial Fund at the State Bank of Paw Paw.

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