Nikki Renae Sutton, 19, died on Oct. 7 as a result of a single vehicle accident near Nampa, Idaho.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1990, in Bishop, Calif., to John L. Sutton and Julie A. Sutton Anderson.
She was raised by her mom and stepdad, Nick Anderson, and had a special bond with her step-dad. Sutton would often use Anderson for her last name.
Sutton spent her grade school and middle school years in Redding, Calif., and her high school years in Nampa, Idaho. She was a freshman at the College of Western Idaho at the time of her death.
Sutton loved floating the Boise River and was excited about being interviewed last spring on channel 7 TV about the challenges of floating the river. She loved swimming at Lucky Peak Reservoir and camping with friends.
She loved the excitement of the Boise State football games and decorated her car to display her spirit. Sutton also loved eating hot Cheetos and her 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Sutton enjoyed traveling and seeing new sights. A highlight of last summer was her family vacation to Disneyland and to Bishop, the home of her birth and her mom’s youth. Last year, she attended a family reunion in the Seattle area and visited the Space Needle there. She had planned a trip to New York next year to see the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
Whenever cousins, Josh, Tanya and Sam Williams, came to visit from their family ranch, she loved taking them all, including her siblings, to a movie in Nampa.
Sutton had a special bond with her mom, a single mother, and was very protective and very gracious to her. She would often call several times a day to see how Mom was doing or just to say “I love you.” She always made a point to be home in the afternoon when her mom arrived home from work to greet her and ask her how her day went.
Sutton is survived by her mother, Julie Anderson, of Nampa; dad, Nick Anderson of Biwabik, Minn., biological father, John Sutton; sister, Shayna Sutton; brother, Trevor Anderson; grandparents, Richard and Elaine Ryan, and Don and Kitty Anderson; aunt and uncle, Linda and Travis Williams of Drewsey; cousins, Josh, Tanya and Sam Williams of Drewsey; and numerous other great-uncles, aunts and cousins.
A funeral service was held on Oct. 14 at the Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel in Nampa. Memories and condolences may be sent to: www.alsipfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Sutton’s memory may be made to Terry Reilly Clinic, P.O. Box 9, Nampa, ID 83653.