Nicholas Jay Gailey

November 12, 1983 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 34)


You had not written your obituary yet which tells me you were not planning to leave this life any time soon.  We all know that you would have written us your parting message 100 times better than we ever could so we are not even going to try.

Dear Nick,

Right from the start you were already determined to be bigger than life and you were.  Watching you walk to the mound while mom blared “Wild Thing” proved that you were not only unafraid to be the center of attention you embraced it.

You were hard headed but soft hearted.  You had an adventurous spirit but we always knew that family always came first and that you would never forget where home was.

Even though you were one of the youngest, you were everyone’s big brother and made sure we all knew it.

Your magnetic personality brought people together which wasn’t always easy but there was never a dull moment with you.  You always knew how to make us laugh not only with your farfetched stories but the way that you told them.

Although you have many nieces and nephews you found a way of making each of them feel special as an individual.  You are everyone’s favorite uncle and always will be.

You made it look easy to be best friends with everyone. You always knew what people needed and took on any role.  You were a friend, confidant, coach, tutor, brother and son.  When we needed you, you were always there.

You were a walking encyclopedia as well as a world class debater.  Every challenge was an opportunity to win.  You had a thirst for life and all of its possibilities.  Proven by all your grand plans, nothing was too ambitious or out of your reach.

We always knew that you were competitive and are so proud of all your accomplishments and many firsts.  You were the first to leave home alone, the first to move out of state, the first to go to college and the first to get a Master’s degree (which you made sure we all knew).

You were a rarity in this world being both an artist and an intellectual.  You had a unique desire to know everything.  Most people would say if at first you don’t succeed, try again.  But we think you would say learn how to do it right and just do it right the first time.

There is nothing in this world that can top a Nick hug.  It might be a while but we all know you have one waiting for each one of us.

Take flight and find peace. We love you very much and will miss you dearly. Hugs and Kisses until we meet again.

Mom and Dad (Gay & Mike), Brandie & Jeremy (Pixton), Shane and Jaime (Gailey), Brent and Ashley (Gailey) and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Nicholas Gailey’s life will be held 6pm, Friday July 6, 2018 at Porter Way Ward house, 57 Porter Way, Stansbury Park, Utah. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in Nick’s name.

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