Obituary of Nicholle Jeanne Sher
Nicholle Jeanne Sher passed away peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on October 22, 2016 at the age of 37. She spent her last days surrounded by her loving family in her Grass Valley home. Nicholle was a native to Nevada County, born August 8, 1979 in the home her father and mother built on the North San Juan Ridge. She was the youngest of four children. The family moved to Nevada City when Nicholle was six years old. Throughout her childhood, Nicholle enjoyed playing the piano and flute, excelled in dance and she earned the highest honor in Girl Scouts with the achievement of Gold Award. As a teen, she attended First Baptist Church, Grass Valley and gained a diploma from Nevada Union High School with a semester to spare. College in Southern California at California Baptist College was her next endeavor until her passion for the outdoors pulled her away to Lake Tahoe where she became a ski instructor. Hooked on adventure, Nicholle followed her dreams becoming a rock climber, fed her passion for backpacking all while supplementing her lifestyle working in the sports shops in Yosemite Valley as well as Tuolumne Meadows. Nicholle took great pride in her climbing conquests of El Capitan, Half Dome and The Cathedrals, to name a few. She summited many of the Sierra Nevada’s great peaks while backpacking the John Muir Trail culminating in the summiting of Mount Whitney in 2001.
Nicholle soon turned her focus to pursuing a career in nursing. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a BS in Nursing. During this time in her life she met her husband, Joshua Sher. The two exchanged vows at Bridgeport State Park on the South Yuba River on May 31, 2008. Nicholle and Josh moved their lives back to her beloved Nevada County where Nicholle worked at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital as an RN, caring for this great community. They began their family shortly thereafter. Jace Blair Ellis Sher was born at home on May 16, 2010 followed by Estelle Joelyeanne Sher on March 12, 2012. Nicholle was an amazing mother and wife, raising two children with great pride and skill. In her free time, Nicholle enjoyed reading, running, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking and practicing yoga. She was also a devoted member of the Twin Cities Church family. Three short years after losing her father to brain cancer, Nicholle was diagnosed with the same disease. Her battle with cancer was fought with much courage, strength and hope. Her faith in God and her personal relationship with Him is what helped her face each day of her battle. She spent her early mornings studying the Bible, reading her daily devotional, memorizing scripture and praying. She depended upon this time alone with God and thoroughly enjoyed it. Along with her faith, she was grateful for her family who walked with her every step of the way as well as the team of doctors at UCSF where she received excellent care throughout her 3 ½ year battle. Nicholle is survived by her husband, Joshua Davis Sher; children, Jace Blair Ellis Sher and Estelle Joelyeanne Sher; mother, Pamela Jeanne Robinson; siblings, Tyler Blair Robinson, Tobin John Carr Robinson and Penelope Joelyeanne Lamberth. She was preceded in death by her father, Blair Douglas Robinson. Nicholle has left an imprint on many lives and her legacy will not be forgotten. She encouraged those who knew her to live a life of pure love. She led by example in not becoming bitter or self-focused by her terminal diagnosis. She instead chose to reach out in love. Prayer and service to her family, friends and community. She lived her life trusting in God which gave her the hope and peace she held throughout her life and into her passing. Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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