Nikkie Darlene Wiley, 59, of Ontario, died Nov. 24, 2002, in a Boise hospital.
Remembrance services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ontario Lienkaemper Chapel with the Rev. W. Raymond Jarboe presiding. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. A reception will following the services at the Ontario Elks Lodge, 20 SW Third St.
Visitations will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lienkaemper Chapel, 78 NW First St.
Nikkie Darlene was born June 17, 1943, in Akron, Ohio, to Carol A. Walker and John Daniell Carrick. She was raised in New Kensington, Pa., until 1958 when she moved to Huntington. She graduated from Huntington High School, and married Robert A. Wiley on Oct. 14, 1961. Together they raised four children and one nephew, then later divorced.
Her pleasures and combined interests included poetry, writing, sharing, caring, beading, sewing and the great outdoors. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and joyfully expecting to be a great-grandmother soon. Her greatest love and passion was caring for her children, grandchildren, everyone else’s children and grandchildren, and dear beloved friends.
She is survived by her dear friend, Jack Hegleson of Boise/Ontario; her parents, Del and Carol Layland of Ontario; brother, Ron Redmond of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Cathy Ferrell and her husband, Billy, of Redding, Calif.; step-sisters, Helen Funderburk and husband, Jim, of Salt Lake City, and Shannon Carpenter and husband, Ira, of San Diego; step-brother, Steven Layland and wife, Carol, of Tampa, Fla.; children, Debria Wiley of Adrian, Bobby Wiley of Phoenix, Ariz., Carol Sue Phillips-Wiley of Adrian, and Michael Wiley and wife, Angie, of Huntington; nephew, Ricky Floyd of St. Anthonys, Idaho; grandchildren, Joshua Polfer and wife, Kayla; Danielle Polfer and husband, Shane; Mykal Jesse Box-Wiley, Robby Phillips, Kirsten Nicole Phillips, Jeremy Wiley, Bobby Wiley, Blake Wiley, Mykaela Wiley, and Tanner Lunsford; and many dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, as well as J.J. her beloved, devoted feline companion, and Roe.
She was preceded in death by her step-sister, Dorothy Jorgensen, her mother-in-law, Annette Timm, and her godmother, Birdie Bayne.
Memorial contributions may be made to a funeral fund for Nikkie Darlene Wiley in care of Lienkaemper Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Ontario, OR 97914.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 29, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor