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Nick Wilcox knew that the best views come after the hardest climbs. He wasn’t intimidated by the mountains; he was inspired by them! Nick was not ordinary. He climbed Mount Olympus with his son, Gabriel on his back, and climbed the six highest peaks in Utah, in one month. Nick wasn’t in the mountains; the mountains were in him. Nick would say, “Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.”

Nick was fearless. He once made a human chain and rescued a friend at the top of Lone Peak. His friend told us, “I never saw Nick scared, but that day he seemed a little concerned.”

Nick was a hero! When he was four he jumped into a swimming pool and saved his two- year-old brother Donovan. He was written up in the local paper; that would be the first of many heroic experiences for Nick.

Nick grew up in the country with his six brothers and sisters (Portia, Misty, Kira, Dusty, Donovan and Tatiana.) They lived an adventurous life together, building huts, riding horses, floating down rivers, practicing karate, and jumping off roofs. The Wilcox kids were a wild bunch!

Nick was a maestro on a mountain bike. His endurance and speed were unmatched. At the age of fifteen, Nick started competing in the eighteen year old category because no one his age could keep up with him. Nick had an energy and vitality that could not be measured. He was a force of nature.

Nick was highly educated. He read thousands of books that expanded his view of the world, and gave him a unique perspective.

Nick was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served a mission in Monterey, Mexico. He loved the people he served. Nick was an athlete, actor, and friend to many, but his greatest accomplishments were his children, Nicole, Whitney, and Gabriel Wilcox.

Nick was diagnosed bipolar in his teenage years. He fought a valiant battle with the strength of a warrior. One of Nick’s favorite quotes: “You won’t find reasonable men at the top of tall mountains; mountains teach us that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.

We said goodbye to Nick while our mother rubbed his feet and our father laid his hands on Nick’s chest one last time. We know that death is not the end. Nick’s eternal Spirit lives on. He was welcomed home by our loving Savior Jesus Christ, and Nick's family, on September 27, 2023.

Nicholas Casey Wilcox (Nick) was born to Kristina Adams Wilcox and Clifford Francis Wilcox on November 18,1978. Nick lived and died on his terms. He came to this earth when he was ready; he left when his mission was complete.

We love you, Nick. Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!

We will be celebrating Nick’s life on October 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM.

Everyone is welcome!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5200 South Glendon Street (700 West)

Murray, Utah 84223

Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints
5200 South Glendon Street (700 west)
Murray , UT 84123

Family

  • Survived By
  • Cliff Wilcox, Father
  • Kris Wilcox, Mother
  • Nicole Anderson, Daughter
  • Whitney Anderson, Daughter
  • Gabriel Wilcox, Son
  • Portia Louder, Sister
  • Misty Frishchknecht, Sister
  • Kira Webb, Sister
  • Dustin Wilcox, Brother
  • Donovan Wilcox, Brother
  • Tatiana Wilcox, Sister

Life Story Info

Post Date

Oct 04, 2023

Personal Info

Born

Bennion, Utah, United States

Died

Murray, Utah, United States

Age

44

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint
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I’m shocked and saddened to randomly.come across this news. I met Nick at a sales job where he dominated the sales board due to his persistence , talent and simply out working everyone around him. I was his roommate for a brief period and always have kept in touch - Nick was sooooo funny and had a sense of humor that left my stomach in pain !!! I loved hiking and working out with him although I could never keep up. He asked me to join him for a hike up lake Blanche years ago and when we reached the lake he confidently said that we should try to summit superior from that point. I finally realized where he was pointing and it looked 50 miles away and I was completely against the idea. I’m competitive like Nick and we made our way up the opposite side to the top - at one point he apologized- saying he didn’t know how dangerous it was going to be coming from this side and said something the we laughed hysterically about. Nick was Nick wherever he went. Whoever he talked to. He didn’t change who he was to impress anyone and that is something that is a rare commodity on this planet and worth more than gold. I’m happy you are free and I’m sure you are on some wild adventure on the other side. Rest in peace my friend.

Nathan lystrup.

Nathan Lystrup Dec 27, 2023

I’m shocked and saddened to randomly.come across this news. I met Nick at a sales job where he dominated the sales board due to his persistence , talent and simply out working everyone around him. I was his roommate for a brief period and always have kept in touch - Nick was sooooo funny and had a sense of humor that left my stomach in pain !!! I loved hiking and working out with him although I could never keep up. He asked me to join him for a hike up lake Blanche years ago and when we reached the lake he confidently said that we should try to summit superior from that point. I finally realized where he was pointing and it looked 50 miles away and I was completely against the idea. I’m competitive like Nick and we made our way up the opposite side to the top - at one point he apologized- saying he didn’t know how dangerous it was going to be coming from this side and said something the we laughed hysterically about. Nick was Nick wherever he went. Whoever he talked to. He didn’t change who he was to impress anyone and that is something that is a rare commodity on this planet and worth more than gold. I’m happy you are free and I’m sure you are on some wild adventure on the other side. Rest in peace my friend.

Nathan lystrup.

Nathan Lystrup Dec 27, 2023

I’m shocked and saddened to randomly.come across this news. I met Nick at a sales job where he dominated the sales board due to his persistence , talent and simply out working everyone around him. I was his roommate for a brief period and always have kept in touch - Nick was sooooo funny and had a sense of humor that left my stomach in pain !!! I loved hiking and working out with him although I could never keep up. He asked me to join him for a hike up lake Blanche years ago and when we reached the lake he confidently said that we should try to summit superior from that point. I finally realized where he was pointing and it looked 50 miles away and I was completely against the idea. I’m competitive like Nick and we made our way up the opposite side to the top - at one point he apologized- saying he didn’t know how dangerous it was going to be coming from this side and said something the we laughed hysterically about. Nick was Nick wherever he went. Whoever he talked to. He didn’t change who he was to impress anyone and that is something that is a rare commodity on this planet and worth more than gold. I’m happy you are free and I’m sure you are on some wild adventure on the other side. Rest in peace my friend.

Nathan lystrup.

Nathan Lystrup Dec 27, 2023

I'm deeply saddened to hear about such a good man leaving us. I was his Manager at Subway. He was definitely a hard worker. He was intelligent and inspirational, Him and I would talk about the most random stuff. He will be greatly missed.

Travis D , Midvale, UT, US Oct 24, 2023

I'm deeply saddened to hear about such a good man leaving us. I was his Manager at Subway. He was definitely a hard worker. He was intelligent and inspirational, Him and I would talk about the most random stuff. He will be greatly missed.

Travis D , Midvale, UT, US Oct 24, 2023

Love you bro keep up the good work on the other side

Robb Seal Oct 11, 2023

What a great young man and so full of life. So sorry about your loss. May you be comforted at this time. We've always admired the Wilcox family and still have our wonderful family portrait that Kris took of us when we were neighbors in Sandy. Thank you all for being a part of our lives and making a difference in the lives of so many for good.

Kim & Julie Cowdell Oct 11, 2023

What a great young man and so full of life. So sorry about your loss. May you be comforted at this time. We've always admired the Wilcox family and still have our wonderful family portrait that Kris took of us when we were neighbors in Sandy. Thank you all for being a part of our lives and making a difference in the lives of so many for good.

Kim & Julie Cowdell Oct 11, 2023

Rest in peace, Nick Wilcox. I have many fond memories of going over to the Wilcox home and hanging out with the coolest family in the neighborhood. Great memories fluttering through my mind include listening to Nick’s tall tales, backflipping snowboards at Brighton, playing the latest computer games, jumping on two trampolines at once, or listening to rock and roll after school. We never got bored. Nick’s passion and persistence were inspiring. He lived life at full throttle and loved competing! He was a friend to all and had an infectious laugh. My thoughts are with the Wilcox family.

Joseph Cowdell , Saint George, UT, US Oct 04, 2023

You will be greatly missed! We will take care of Gabriel, he is so much like you!

Susan Wilcox , Herriman, UT, US Oct 04, 2023

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