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Nicholas (Nick) F. Garvin June 4, 2007 - November 17, 2021

It is with great sorrow we share the passing of Nicholas Frederick Garvin. Nick took his own life on November 17th, 2021. He was born on June 4th, 2007, to Chris and Roberta Garvin at the Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, and moved to Meridian, Idaho when he was 4.

The Nick everyone knew was a hard-working, handsome, and muscular young man. His friends remember his smile, buffoonery, and kindness. Adults in his life also saw the gratitude he expressed to teachers and coaches, and his hard work on the mat, in the pool, and in the classroom. Nick made the world better with his kindness to others, his inclusiveness, and his sportsmanship. He routinely befriended new teammates and classmates, and put his peers at ease.

Nick was a swimmer, wrestler, thrower, and cross-country runner. As a Rocky Mountain High School freshman swimmer, he was proud to be a varsity athlete and state competitor. Nick was an entrepreneur, earning money in the neighborhood working outside. His clients praised his work ethic, professionalism, and maturity.

When not in school or with friends, Nick was usually in the garage listening to classic rock and lifting weights or fixing bikes. He also enjoyed the outdoors; camping, shooting, hunting, and playing in Idaho’s rivers. Inside, he enjoyed Nerf gun modding, assembling Legos, and his beloved bear Blueberry. His favorite look included boots, a flannel, a leather bomber jacket and a cowboy hat.

Nick’s favorite place was Alaska, where he cherished visiting Uncle Steve and Aunt Emily. In Idaho, he loved Lightning Creek and the Old Eileen Dam. In his 14 years, he was able to see Egypt’s pyramids, Paris’s monuments, Mexico’s beaches, Thailand’s islands, and Korea’s palaces. He visited 26 states to see family or to compete with his dad at shooting events. He especially enjoyed being tear-gassed in Portland during a BLM demonstration.

Nick was predeceased by paternal grandfather Grover. He is survived by parents Chris and Roberta, sister Allie, extended family, and countless friends. His first love was Bridgette Donohue; she and his eighth-grade friends made his last year his best.

Nick struggled with unexplainable feelings of sadness and loneliness in his last months, and wouldn’t let his friends and family help him feel loved or connected. Regrettably he chose to escape his pain permanently, but he is at peace now.

There will be a celebration of Nick’s life on Friday November 26th. The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints graciously agreed to host us at their stake house at 3775 E Ustick Rd. There’s no formal program; drop in between 2 and 5pm and stay as long as you like.

In lieu of flowers, Nick’s family asks that guests donate to a charity of their choice, or do an act of kindness and inclusiveness.

 

There will be a celebration of Nick’s life on Friday November 26th. The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints graciously agreed to host us at their stake house at 3775 E Ustick Rd. There's no formal program; drop in between 2 and 5pm and stay as long as you like.

 

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    Jan Colosimo says

    Keep Me in Your Heart
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    Shadows are fallin’ and I’m runnin’ out of breath
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    When you get up in the mornin’ and you see that crazy sun
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    There’s a train leavin’ nightly called “When All is Said and Done”
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Sometimes when you’re doin’ simple things around the house
    Maybe you’ll think of me and smile
    You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Hold me in your thoughts
    Take me to your dreams
    Touch me as I fall into view
    When the winter comes
    Keep the fires lit
    And I will be right next to you
    Engine driver’s headed north up to Pleasant Stream
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    These wheels keep turnin’ but they’re runnin’ out of steam
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Keep me in your heart for a while
    Keep me in your heart for a while

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    Marilynn says

    I don’t know you, yet want you to know my heart is heavy for your loss. We lost a young (15) special friend to our family and best friend of my son. The hurt was like no other. Your family, Nick’s friends will be in my prayers.

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    Abby says

    I just remember seeing Nick at school every morning when I was with my friends and I just saw hims miling and laughing, and now, I can’t get his smile out of my head. I just wish so bad he knew how much we all miss him. We miss you Nick.

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