Nicole Jean Silton (Smith)
Born in Sandy, Oregon & survived by her husband Doug Silton, mother Cheryl Smith (Ken), father Barry Smith (Marina), brother Chad Smith (Leah), Step Brothers Bill and David Baker, Grandmother Ellen Mekulich, Niece Kylee, Nephew Cooper, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends and her four legged Companion Lizzy.
"Nicki", age 34, was intelligent, driven, disciplined and focused throughout her short life. She walked to the beat of her own drum and yet was the "All American Girl". Valedictorian, Class of 2000 at Sandy Union High School, where she was most outstanding Senior and most spirited, a popular cheerleader and a Homecoming princess.
Nicki received a Dean's scholarship to Pepperdine University. She completed her degree at University of Portland and her Masters at Portland State University. She went on to teach and later became a professional dancer, instructor and choreographer.
Confident, beautiful, bi-lingual, funny, passionate and photogenic, although she was never pleased with photos of herself. She could say more in a "sigh" than a man could in an entire speech. Head strong and a perfectionist in everything she did. As a woman, Nicki did everything her dance partners did only backwards and in high heels.
Nicki had a love of dance of every kind. By the age of 10, Nicki took dance classes in ballet and jazz and later began choreographing dances in her back yard with hopes of trying out for the Blazer Dancers. She loved country line dancing at Bushwackers and could burn the floor with her dance moves. She later tried out West Coast Swing Dancing. During that time she met the love of her life Doug Silton in 2011, whom she later married June 29, 2013. As a team, they danced and taught dance professionally while traveling the world during their marriage and successful business called The Siltons.
Nicki loved and was accomplished at many hobbies: skiing, running, snowboarding, boating, anything outdoors and including the arts and dance. She played piano, guitar and loved singing Karaoke. She was a lover of nature and animals especially her furry dog daughter Lizzy.
She will be loved and always remembered by her husband, her Mother, Father, Brother, large family and numerous friends. The great memories of family holidays, barbeques and many other major events in her life will be cherished forever.
She was preceded in death by Grandparents, John L. Devaney, Jr., Louise Carr Devaney, Willis B. Smith, Donna Gray Smith & numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Celebration of Life Services to be held at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Good Shephard Church in Boring Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.