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Nicolas Trent Sterling
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Nicolas Trent Sterling left this life much too soon on March 16, 2013, due to a traumatic brain injury. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family who love him so much.

Nicolas was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 19, 1993, and was Trent and Jennifer’s first born. Nic and his family also lived in Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA before moving home to Bountiful in 2000. Nic graduated from Bountiful High School in 2011. Nic was a third-generation student at the University of Utah. Go UTES! Nic was in his second year of college with his sites set on a Business Degree. He also worked with his dad for 4 years at Krames StayWell.

We will miss his contagious smile, beautiful blue eyes, warm hugs, quick wit, compassion, intelligence, and his edgy and hilarious sense of humor. He loved his family and friends, and received great satisfaction helping others work through difficult times. Nic loved to serve the less fortunate and disenfranchised and was known to buy lunch for total strangers who were hungry.

He was active and loved the outdoors and hiking with friends and his Grandpa Wayne, rock climbing, snowboarding, and boating with his family at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge. He was great company around the campfire. Nic also loved cinema and would often quote lines from television and movies.

Nic lived his life with intensity and his light burned bright. He has so many friends who love him and will miss hanging out. Nic had more fun in his 20 short years than most of us will have in 80.

Nicolas is survived by his parents Trent and Jennifer Sterling (Bountiful), and his loving younger sisters, Olivia, Alexis, and Elizabeth. He was the oldest grandchild of his proud grandparents Don and Jarilyn Sterling (Bountiful) and Wayne Stump (Bountiful) and Virginia Stump-Henley (Sun City West, Arizona). He is survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family who will all miss him terribly. He is also survived by his sweet girlfriend, Aubrey Thomas.

Friends and family may call at the LDS Bountiful Mueller Park Stake Center at 1800 East Mueller Park Road, Bountiful, from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at the same location, at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest following funeral services at the Lake View Memorial Cemetery, 1640 East Lake View Drive, Bountiful.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the incredible team in the Trauma Center and NCCU at the University Of Utah Medical Center who cared for Nic with unbelievable compassion and professionalism. Additionally, the family expresses deep gratitude for the faith, prayers, and acts of kindness of countless neighbors, friends and family who have showed us so much love and have freely shared with us how Nic has touched their lives.

Nic’s passing has left us with broken hearts, but we are full of joy and hope in our knowledge that we will be reunited as a family throughout the eternities.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Nicolas Sterling to The Road Home at

Funeral Services provided by Russon Brothers,
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