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1951 Paul 2021

Paul N. Nicksich Sr.

November 7, 1951 — October 30, 2021

Paul N. Nicksich Sr. died in his home in Rock Springs after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

Paul was born in Helena, MT in 1951 to Lois J. Collins and Paul N. Nicksich.

He attended the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind for several years as a child and graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1971. In 1975, Paul graduated from the University of Wyoming with degrees in psychology and sociology and in 1977 he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in educational psychology. In 1993 he added a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming to his impressive list of credentials. Paul spent 43 years as a counselor and administrator, primarily for drug/alcohol treatment.

Paul enjoyed traveling and attending symphonies and art museums. San Francisco was one of his favorite destinations. He also was an avid fan of public radio. Paul always sought to expand his knowledge and was a great history buff.

Paul was a kind and cool dude who wanted to continue his selflessness after his death. He donated his whole body to the U of U in pursuit of scientific knowledge. He was a practitioner of Pure Land Buddhism and looked forward to what journey reincarnation would take him on next.

Paul is survived by his family and dear friends who love him. He and the family are incredibly grateful for the excellent care and treatment he received at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, as well as the U of U Hospital, Cowboy Cares, and Cowboys Against Cancer.

No services will be held, but in his honor, please consider a donation to Wyoming Public Radio or NPR.

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