Nicole Lee Smith

September 7, 1981 – March 20, 2016

Nicole Lee Smith, 34, living in Chubbuck, ID, passed away early Sunday morning, March 20, 2016, from a brief battle with cancer. Her husband, Joshua Smith, mom and sister, were by her side, holding her hands when she passed.

She is survived by her husband; three children; mother, Brenda Farnsworth-Green; step-father, Brett Green; dad, Keith Fehringer; parent-in-laws, Kim and Nannette Smith; sisters, Lindsay Kelly (Tyler) and Erin Menard (Jared), and step siblings, Jeff Green (Danielle) and Sarafia Jones (Korey); several nieces and nephews and a loving extended family. Nicole is preceded in death by her father, Rodney Banta; and grandparents, Aaron and Mary Farnsworth.

Nicole is the oldest of her siblings. She was always looking out for each of them and would drop anything to help them when needed. She grew up in American Falls, ID, and graduated from American Falls High School in 1999. She then attended Weber State University in Ogden, UT, and Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. She had a passion for dancing and living life to the fullest. While in high school she participated in various activities including cheerleading, dance, drill team, BPA, drama and seminary. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nicole enjoyed spending time with her family, and they meant everything to her.

Joshua and Nicole met driving around town on a Friday night in 1999. After a long courtship, they then married in 2002. They have three beautiful children, Cherish (14), Talon (9), and Kimbree (6). She enjoyed following her children in all of their activities. As a mother and wife, she was one of the most selfless. She was constantly putting them first without any consideration for herself.

A viewing was held on Friday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave., Pocatello, Idaho 83201, 208-233-1500.

Funeral services took place on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 147 Bringhurst St., Chubbuck, ID 83202 with a viewing held one hour prior.

Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, Idaho 83204.

Instead of flowers, an account at SEI Credit Union in Pocatello has been established for the kids under Joshua Smith. Donations can be made at the credit union or by calling (208-233-4395).

Condolences may be made to the family online at

Always and forever, forever and always.


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