Nichole Elizabeth Loring
JULY 11, 1977 – JANUARY 31, 2019
Dr. Nichole Elizabeth Loring, July 11, 1977 On January 31, 2019, Nichole left her earthly body behind and made her way to Heaven’s gates. Her final days were spent surrounded by those whom loved her and had been touched by Nichole in some way throughout her life and career. Nichole accomplished so much with her time on this Earth. She graduated Valedictorian from Lutheran High School South in St. Louis, MO in 1995. She then attended and graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with honors in 1999 with a Major in Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. She proudly served as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty officer until 2004. Nichole then chose to follow her true passion and further her education with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of Florida in 2009. Her knowledge and understanding of the veterinary field, her care and compassion for her patients, and the comfort level the animals felt around her was truly God given. She shared an incredible bond with her son Grayson. They were each other’s worlds. She always made sure he had fun and you could see the love and pride she had for him every time she looked at him or spoke of him. Nichole is survived by her son Grayson D. Riccio, father Stanley Nations and mother JoAnn Loring. She was preceded in death by her grandparents who adopted her, Arnold and Geraldine Bekemeyer. Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2pm. Hillcrest Church Spanish Trail 3960 Spanish Trail Rd. Pensacola, FL 32504
Burial Services will be at Barrancas National Cemetery to be announced at a later date.
Ways to Honor Nichole's Legacy
In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to Grayson’s 529 College Fund. Checks payable to: Scholar's Edge PO Box 173769 Denver, CO 80217-9728 *Memo acct #2000309122, Donations to the 529 have to be a minimum of $25.
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