April Nichole Widner (Nici) age 38, passed away on March 31st at her home.
She was born in Roosevelt, Utah on January 25th 1983 to Dean and Doris Fitzgerald.
She married her sweetheart Jason Widner on January 9th 2009 and together they raised their children, Kaidynn and Jordynn Maynes, Alii, Tak, Wyatt and Mason Widner.
Nici described herself as Mom, Wife, Make-up addict, Gypsy soul, Lyme and Lupus warrior, Spiritual healer, Betty baker and Silly head.
Above all else she loved being a mom and spending time with her family, It broke her heart when she got so sick and was bed ridden. She longed to be able to do all the mom things again. The past year her health was getting better and just being able to get up and make breakfast for her kids brought her great happiness.
She loved the mountains and time spent there brought her peace.
Nici was a warrior, she fought her own battles and she fought for those she loved. She taught us patience and unconditional love, she radiated love, happiness and beauty where ever she went. It was hard not to be affected by her presence. She was a role model to many. She made friends where ever she went. If she saw someone she thought was beautiful or liked something about them she wouldn’t hesitate to tell them. She always saw only the good in people and it made her happy if she could make someone smile.
She gave the best heart hugs. And if you were really lucky you got a leg hug too…
If she could tell us anything it would be to stay Authentic to yourself whatever that looks like, Speak your truth, Don’t judge and above all Spread love.
Her heart was shattered when her daughter passed away and she just didn’t know how to live any more.
She will be deeply missed. Her passing didn’t just leave a hole in our hearts it left a hole in the world. Our lives are better because of her.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Kaidynn Maynes, Grandparents, Floyd and Stella Ames, Bud and Beth Fitzgerald.
She is survived by her parents, Dean and Doris Fitzgerald, Husband, Jason Widner, Children, Jordynn Maynes, Alii, Tak, Wyatt and Mason Widner. Sisters, Melissa (Jason) Lefler, Stephanie (Mike) Maynes, Lydia (Larry) Yerg, Clarissa (Kyle) Richens, Jacee (Scott) Crozier and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In-laws Steven and Patsy Guest.
As Nici would say, PEACE OUT! Until we meet again…
Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 10th at 11:30 at the Altamont LDS Church.