Alison Nicole (Hill) Thaxton passed away suddenly on March 22, 2020 after a lifelong battle with congenital heart disease, (coarctation of the aorta and tricuspid atresia).
Nicole was born in Rexburg, Idaho on December 13, 1987 to Gary Hill and Suzanne Reeder Hill, but her heart defect was not discovered at birth. Two weeks later, her maternal grandfather Grant Reeder, who was a physician, discovered a heart murmur. Throughout her childhood, Nicole endured 6 open heart surgeries and 12 other surgical procedures. Despite her rough beginning, Nicole’s life was not defined by pain and suffering; she always found happiness in the simple things of life.
In her younger years, Nicole loved singing and dancing in front of her favorite shows, playing with siblings, cousins and friends. She loved any movie featuring Zac Efron, music and going to concerts, especially the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift and she loved Dr. Pepper and Mtn Dew. Nicole was a Pleasant Grove gal through and through. She loved attending sporting events at PG High School, especially football and baseball games to cheer for her baby brother. She worked at Taco Amigo in Pleasant Grove for 12 years; many, many people who didn’t know her personally recognized her as the Taco Amigo girl. Nicole graduated from PG High School in 2006 and fell in love with Colter Thaxton, also a PG grad, 2005 and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 19, 2010. She was happily married to Colt for 10 years, who adored her and loved her with all his heart.
Nicole is survived by her husband Colter Thaxton and her sweet dachshund Copper, her in-laws, Scott and DeeAnn Thaxton, her fraternal grandparents Gordon and Kathy Hill, her parents, Gary and Suzanne Hill, her 5 siblings, Tyler Hill (Chelsea), Heather Young (Colin), Alexis Hill, Courtney Hill and Elder Jackson Hill, who is currently serving in the Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Mission; two nieces, Paisley and Maycie Hill and two nephews, Brock Hill and Maxwell Young and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Grant and Alison Reeder.
While her body was delicate, she made up for this with enormous spiritual strength and tenderness of heart. Most people struggle their entire life to develop the magnitude of love and charity that was second nature for Nicole. She was truly a ray of light to anyone who knew her or interacted with her; she will be greatly missed.
Due to the current events and the necessity for social distancing, Nicole’s family will celebrate her life with private family services under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.
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