Patrick J. Nuxoll passed away April 27, 2021 in Kuna, ID surrounded by his family. Patrick was diagnosed in November 2020 with terminal cancer throughout is body.
Patrick was born October 5, 1961 in Lewiston, ID the third child of five to Gregory and Patricia Nuxoll (Ross).
Patrick attended several schools in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley and Spokane WA. He attended St. Paschals Catholic school and Park Jr. High in Spokane, WA. and Holy Family Catholic school in Clarkston, WA. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1979.
Patrick was a eager worker. At age 12 he began working at Jamison’s Thrift in Spokane, WA cleaning the butcher department. Patrick shared two Spokesman Review morning paper routes for three years with his brother and sister. In 1975 his sophomore year of high school he started working at the fine dining restaurant the Helm in Lewiston, ID. Patrick started at the bottom as a dishwasher. He enjoyed cooking and took pride in his work and became a Chef. Patrick later worked his way up to Kitchen Supervisor. After he graduated in May 1979 the owner of the Helm Restaurant offered Patrick an opportunity to open and manage a new fine dining restaurant J’ Livingston’s in Longview, WA. Patrick accepted and he and a friend loaded the truck and off he went. He slept under the truck until he got his first paycheck.
Shortly after arriving in Longview, WA Patrick met the love of his life Kimberly Crayne. Kimberly was working as a waitress. They were married January 1981. They were blessed with two daughters, Sarah Michelle and Miranda Joann. They were divorced in 2000.
Patrick left J’ Livingston’s and together him and Kimberly opened their own business in Kelso, WA in 1986 called “Ribs-N-More”. Both Sarah and Mandy started waitressing for mom and dad at a very young age. Eventually Ribs-N-More closed.
Eventually Patrick was offered an opportunity to work for Reynold’s Aluminum in Longview, WA. He worked there from 1988 until 2002. He was an Aluminum Production worker working in extreme heat. While on the job he had a severe accident when he was crushed between a roll of aluminum and a concrete wall.
Patrick eventually retired in 2002 and returned to his home town of Lewiston, ID and purchased his father, Greg Nuxoll’s home. Patrick enjoyed volunteering at Habitat for Humanity where he volunteered more than 2000 hours in less than two years.
Patrick was a “Jack of all Trades”. Patrick could do anything he put his mind to from being a top chef, mechanic, electrician, contractor and plumber. His daughters tell the story of their dad re-plumbing the whole house in one day because he knew he had three women that could not live without the bathroom. No job was too big or too small. Patrick had a side business of his own painting to earn extra cash so he could fulfill his daughters dreams.
Patrick was always a wise, gentle, kind and giving man. He set himself to high standards and believed in discernment. He would give money to others in need never expecting to get it back and considered it a gift. He opened his home to the homeless. Patrick would risk his own life to pick up hitchhikers down on their luck because he would want someone to give him a ride.
Growing up Patrick was the family jokester which made life easier, a natural gymnast and ice skater. Many who knew Patrick thought he must have had “Nine Lives”. Patrick lived life to the fullest never afraid of a challenge and he did not quit.
Patrick was “Wrongly Convicted” in 2019 of a crime he did not commit. He was granted the opportunity for an Appeal to prove his innocence. The Appeal was put on hold based on a Motion for a New Trial. The Lord did not want Patrick to endure any more suffering in his life and took matters in his own hands and called him home. Patrick our dear brother, father, cousin and friend has left us and went home to a be with the angels in a much better place.
Patrick is survived by his daughters, Sarah Tishko (Nicholas) Plain City, OH and their two daughters, Avery and Sloan; Miranda Rogers (Trent) Longview, WA; sister Connie Nuxoll, Nezperce, ID; brothers Michael T. Nuxoll, Boise, ID and Russell W. Nuxoll, Spokane, WA. Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends, and his little blond Pomeranian “Peanut”.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and youngest brother.
Patrick’s family would like to express our gratitude to ISCC and Corizon Health staff for their empathy and efforts to make it possible for special visitation with Patrick so we could be by his side in his last hours.
A graveside service and burial was held May 8, 2021 at Normal Hill Cemetery with a Celebration of Life luncheon at Ernie’s Steakhouse. Blackmer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Patrick we are comforted to know you are with the angels and life will be easier on you!