Nikki Lee Mikesell

Died: Sat., Apr. 29, 2017

Celebration of Life

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sun., May 07, 2017
Location: Pilot Rock Baptist Church

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Nikki Mikesell, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, church member and friend, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family, Nikki Lee Nash (Mikesell) was born on May 23, 1948 in Hermiston, Oregon to Jack and Shirley Nash. The fourth of nine children, she was a beautiful child with bouncy dark curls.

Nikki grew up in Pendleton participating in many activities such as campfire girls, Theta Rho, and the Christian Youth Fellowship in junior high and high school. After high school she studied at Blue Mountain Community College. She married Allen DeVault and had a beautiful daughter Michelle. She worked for The Salvation Army in the early 80’s doing administrative work and ministry and then went to work for the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility working with at-risk youth. In 1991, Nikki married Tim Mikesell. They were happily married for 18 years until his death in 2009.

Nikki is a Life Member and strong supporter of VFW Post 922. She was a dedicated volunteer, giving her time and resources to the Pilot Rock Baptist Church and the Pilot Rock Food Pantry.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tim Mikesell, daughter Michelle DeVault (Wallace), parents Jack Nash and Robert and Shirley Zaklan, siblings John Nash, LeRoy Nash, Colleen Nash (Roach) and Robert Zaklan Jr., nephew Kurtis Nash and grandson Liem Connor Hettenbach.

Nikki is survived by her siblings, Jackie Mason, Janette Divish, Gary Nash and Rebecca Griffin. Her children, Zach Mikesell, Misty Krigbaum, Molly and Sara Mikesell and her n’other daughter Cindy Ritchie (Bellus); 16 nieces and nephews. The true light of her life her grandchildren; Shiloh, Colt, Spencer, Lily, Keana, Nevaeh, Layla, Bonnie, Waylon, Olivia and Delaney gave her joy every day.


Celebration of life service for Nikki will be held Sunday, May 7 at 3 pm at the Pilot Rock Baptist Church on Birch St in Pilot Rock, Oregon. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Pilot Rock Food Pantry.

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Sonya Sallee
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of Nikki but she is now with her Lord and Savior and out of pain. I loved her so much and I admired her courage and her faith. I will miss her greatly. I will not be able to come to the celebration of life as I will be doing VFW business this weekend. Love to the whole family and prayers for you all.
Love, Sonya Sallee

Bonnie and Gary Zick
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
We met Nikki when we attended the Pilot Rock Baptist Church. Whenever we visited she was always there to visit us and she always had such a sweet smile on her face. Now she is happily with the Lord . She will be missed.

Tyson Widel-Barker
   Posted Wed May 03, 2017
I just want to say I am so sorry for your loss. I have been friends with Sara for god knows how long Nikki was a kind and caring person that I remember she will be missed by all of us Sissy Sara I am praying for you and your family in this time of need love you.

Jeff and Venessa Koehler
   Posted Wed May 03, 2017
To all of Nikki's family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Until we see you again, we love you, Nikki!
" Your Neighbors" :)
The Koehler Fam

Vickie Hargreaves
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
So sorry I just found out that Nikki left to be with the Lord last month and I missed her memorial. I have so many fond memories of her while living in Pendleton. Her sweet spirit and faith will always be remembered in my heart. Her life had such an impact on me.

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