Nicholas Thompson Francis

Nicholas Thompson Francis was born January 20, 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah. to Lori Thompson and David Francis, Sr. He died February 4, 2016, in Casper, Wyoming Nick moved to Lander with his family in the autumn of 1992. He graduated from Lander Valley High School where he excelled in swimming, baseball, and playing the trumpet. Nick was an avid sportsman – a dynamic bowler, “gnar-shredding” boarder and a truly gifted golfer. He was passionate about football, loved the Philadelphia Eagles, and is the current reigning champion of his Fantasy Football league. The Francis Brothers are known for their humor, and amongst the three of them there was constant tomfoolery and endless laughter. “Sally Jones” and “Darf” will really miss being part of a trio. Nick will be fondly remembered for his infectious laughter, his beautiful smile, and ability to make others feel welcome and wanted. The world has lost one of its sweetest angels. Nicholas is survived by his brothers, Dave (Sara Howell) Francis and Sam Francis; nephew Béla Francis; father David (Anna) Francis, Sr.; grandparents Brent & Marcia Thompson, Harvey (Jeanne) Francis, and Karen (John) Yardley; many adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his rambunctious Labrador, Brigham. Nick was preceded in death by his mother, Lori Thompson Barney. Please join us in a Celebration of Nicholas Monday, February 8, 2016 Lander Community Center 950 Buena Vista Drive, Lander, WY 82520 Proceedings kick off promptly at 1:00. Please be seated by 12:55. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, a memorial bench will be placed at Nick’s favorite links, the Lander Golf Course. Contributions may be sent to Nick’s Nook, c/o Sara Howell, 802 Continental Way, Missoula, MT 59803. #county10 #obits