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Nichole Marie Merrell
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1979
Fresno County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 2010

Mountain Democrat
Friday, October 1, 2010

Nichole Marie Merrell
Jan. 4, 1979 - Sept. 17. 2010
Nichole Marie Merrell, 31, of Diamond Springs, Calif., passed away on Sept., 17, 2010. She was born on Jan. 4, 1979, in Fresno, Calif., and was raised in Sacramento. She is survived by her two children, Nolan (14) and Ava (5) Torres of Diamond Springs; her mother, Irene Schmitz and step-father, Bill Schmitz of Citrus Heights, Calif.; brother, Matthew and his wife Dena Merrell of Fresno and their children, Jadi and Robert; brother, Anthony Merrell of Citrus Heights, Calif.; her dad, Stan Merrell and step-mother, Shelley Steward of Santa Rosa, Calif.; step-sister, Elisa Smith and her husband Russ of Vallejo, Calif.; step-brother, Daniel Bongiovanni of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and her best and close friend, Misty Greenwell of Placerville.
Misty was Nichole's part-time in-home care assistant. Misty was great medicine for Nichole. They would laugh and
joke around and spent endless hours on Facebook together.
Nichole is also survived by her good neighbor, Mary Smith, who was always there to lend an ear, shoulder or a big hug - whichever was needed at the time; and a good friend, Robert Torres of Roseville. Robert and Nichole spent a big part of their lives together but sadly separated just before her illness took a turn for the worse. They did remain friends. Josh of Carmichael, Calif., was Nichole's boyfriend and was with her to the end. He loved her very much.
Nichole was a happy, beautiful, free spirited young woman. She loved her children so much and everything she did was for them. She's not here physically but we all know there is an angel above that has beautiful hazel eyes and shiny auburn hair. We know Nichole is up there walking, running and dancing on the shore of the beach. We will miss you so much and we love you Nichole. It's going to be hard not seeing your beautiful face each day.
Nichole's cremated remains were scattered by her friends and family by Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a trust fund for Nolan and Ava Torres or a donation to the Cure for Devics through our Website at or by check to The Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation, 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 725, San Diego, Calif., 82122. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Chapel of the Pines Crematory and Funeral Home in Placerville 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Jo C
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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Nichole Marie Merrell
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Love You Nichole.
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