Nicole Stewart Stone, 41, passed away on January 23, 2021, after a turbulent battle with cancer. Nicole is survived by her parents, Dale and Lynnette Stewart, and her children, Jacey McCraley, R.J. McCraley, Sawyer Stone, and Archer Stone. No matter the pain she endured, the good or bad days, she never stopped being a mother first. Even on the worst days, she tried so hard to mask her pain and discomfort from her kids and made an amazing example to her kids of selflessness by always putting their needs before her own. The amount of love that has been shown to her family over the past few days is a true testament as to how loved she was by everyone that knew her. To say she will be missed is an understatement.
Services will be held on Saturday January 30, 2021. There will be a public viewing held at 10:00am followed by services starting at 11:00am. The viewing and services will take place at 7115 S 3200 W, West Jordan, UT 84084. Graveside dedication will take place after services at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery 3115 E 7800 S Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. We ask if you do choose to physically attend to please be conscious of COVID- 19 and wear a mask. If you do not feel comfortable with physically attending, the services will be live streamed starting at 11:00am. The live stream can be found at https://westlandstake.org.
Life Story Info
To Nicole's loving family,
We were so sorry to learn about Nicole's passing. We know there are no words that can make things better for you right now and can’t begin to imagine the sadness you must feel. Working with Nicole was a joy and a pleasure. She was a beautiful person, always so helpful and supportive and she cared a lot about the single moms and low-income women we serve. She will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Kayleen Simmons, Founder
Kathryn Christiansen, Executive Director
People Helping People
Nicole was a pillar in the community. She helped promote and support so many non-profit organizations not only through AMEX CRA funding but more importantly through her verbal and personal support. Youthlinc Real Life is a program that supports refugee and immigrant teens in the Salt Lake area. Nicole was a great supporter of these "at risk" youth. We collaborated together on many occasions to ensure the youth were receiving the support that they needed. We appreciated Nicole's visits to our Welcome Centers. Her enthusiasm and infectious smile uplifted all those around her. Nicole will be missed. Much love to her sweet family.
. Your bright and optimistic personality was a light for those around you. Your love for family was just one of the many special things about you. So grateful we lived in the same neighborhood and I had a chance to get to know you. Even in your illness you were so thoughtful to message me back. What a wonderful example of a well lived life.💕
I Loved your mom so much❤️ I feel so blessed to have known her ❤️ She was so easy to talk to and the most friendliest person with such a huge heart for life❤️ I so loved our girl nights out with the neighbors ❤️ We had the best talks and laughs❤️ She will certainly be missed more than words can say❤️
Nicole was the ever bright light that made your soul smile. Always with a beautiful smile and "how are you lovey" to make you feel you were her special friend. She was born to be a mama and loved and cherished her children fearcly. Nicole, lovey, thanks for the wonderfull example to live life and love until your heart is full. I know, you know, you raised your family strong, they will miss you so much but they will move onward and forward everyday to honor you. Thank for the beautiful memories and yes I got the sign. Til' we meet on the other side sweet beautiful lady.
I am deeply saddened by Nicole’s passing. Her work changed the lives of 1,000’s of people through AmEx’s charitable giving. She was always there when on-line applications crashed, knew all of us individually and understood the people we served. She was a joy to know. This is a terrible loss for all especially her children and family. May happy memories ease your painful loss. She was very special.
Nicole was a special soul with an amazing heart for helping anyone she encountered. She was always cheerful and upbeat and you would never know she was experiencing such tremendous health issues. She always greeted you with a smile and always spoke with such affection for her colleagues and the great work they did together for community. I loved the stories she would share about her family and how she lived to serve them and community. I am saddened by this loss for family, friends and community. Her very essence will be missed. Condolences and prayers to family.
Nicole always thought of others first and was always the first one to help. She was committed to helping the community and took great pride in her work. Nicole was a great listener and always gave fantastic advice at our virtual watercooler talks. Nicole was so strong. Despite hard days at the hospital, she would call into nonprofit meetings and ensure the community was helped. Nicole was an example of optimism and strength and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nicole's character made everyone around her a better person. As a colleague and friend, I admired Nicole's tremendous capacity to thoughtfully listen to others. Professionally, and particularly as Nicole worked with organizations responding to the societal needs of those less fortunate in our community; others would never suspect Nicole was fighting her own private and courageous battle. Personally, Nicole uplifted friends by sharing her confidence, optimistic personality, and sense of humor. I know how proud Nicole is of her children and offer prayers for her entire family.
I worked very closely with Nicole for years, she hands down is one of the most beautiful human beings i have ever had the privilege and honor to know! The love and compassion for people she had was amazing her ability to mask her own pain to be there for others was incredible. She once over heard me talking about taking my family on a vacation and she immediately offered me the chance to rent the House her brother and sister-in-law had in Balboa peninsula me and my family went to that beach house for three years all because of Mrs. Nicole! My love and prayers go out to her beautiful husband kids and family! Thank you for sharing you angel with the world !
Nicole was the strongest, most positive, most kind, most graceful person I’ve ever met. Even though she was fighting this constant battle, she was always thinking of others and asking if there was anything she could do...so incredibly selfless. I will deeply miss our play dates with the boys...they were the best...so many wonderful memories. Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers for comfort and peace to all of her children, her family, and friends. She was truly an amazing person and warrior. I can only aspire to be like the woman she was.
Nicole was one of the very first people I had the honor of meeting when I originally moved to Salt Lake to work for AmEx. Early on, I could immediately see how gentle and kind of a soul she was. After moving back east, she was one of the few people that I kept in touch with and it pained me to see such a lovely person go through such a painful ordeal. I was pleased to see her remain encouraged and full of light. News of her passing reminds me how precious life really is and that her impact on earth, even though she has physically transitioned, is lasting. Love and prayers of comfort to all who she has touched.
Nicole was such a thoughtful and wonderful person. She was our resident restaurant critic at Amex. I will never forget lunch trips to various restaurants so she could evaluate nachos for her “Nachos of Salt Lake” Instagram. I think Nicole’s greatest legacy will be in the wonderful children she raised. She was so very proud of all of you. Our love thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Jan 27, 2021
Nicole babysat my oldest son Cameron, and was a dang good babysitter, she will be missed.