Jennifer “Nichole” Walker, age 40, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born August 20, 1980, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Sarah Lynn (Walker) Thomsen and Jeffrey Neil Sullivan. She was raised by her mother and former stepfather, Wade Bruce, in Jasper, Alabama, where she was a 1998 Curry High School graduate. Nichole went on to attend the University of Montevallo where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology.
Nichole enjoyed traveling. Doolin, Ireland was her favorite destination. She said Ireland felt like home. She was an avid music lover and concert-goer whose favorite bands and performances included Incubus and 311. She was a voracious reader who always had her nose in a book even from a young age. She loved all things Wizard of Oz and Doctor Who.
She is predeceased by her grandmother, Mary Ruth Walker; stepfather, Gary Thomsen; uncle, Frank Walker; and aunt, Betty Walker.
Left to cherish Nichole’s memory are her parents, as well as her fiancé, James Csuhta; son, Brandon Csuhta; sisters, Ashley (Robbie) Spears, Hollie Earnest, and Krysta (Ryan) Simerly; brothers, Tyler Sullivan and Austin Sullivan; great-aunt, Wanda Spears; aunt, Winona Walker; cousins, Joshua Upton, Brittany Sherer, and Lexi (Sade) Walker-Williams; special friend, Chandra Rice, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
No services will be held.
Turtles were special and symbolic to Nichole, and she often referred to the turtle as her spirit animal. To honor her memory, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation in Nichole’s name to Sea Turtle Conservancy.
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