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Nicole Jean Linn

| December 1, 2020 1:00 AM

After five months in the hospital with complications of diabetes, Nicole Jean Linn came home to be surrounded by her fiancé and family. Five days later her Heavenly Father took her home as we held her hand. Saturday the 21st she spent with aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family. They even carried her down the stairs in a wheelchair to take her to lunch, and we all know how much Nicole loved food! LOL.

She had a busy evening as more friends came to visit. After a full day her brother Nathan helped her to bed at 11 p.m. She was tired but happy. She went to sleep and never woke up again.

She loved animals and always dreamed of being a vet, and though she never accomplished that, she continued to help every animal she could. She nursed them back to health, found them homes and just loved them.

She loved her dog, Sophie, and cat, Nevaeh. But her heart and soul belonged to Grandpa's horses. ALL of them. But her horses were Faith and Hope. She had a way with horses that was almost magical; when in Montana and we couldn't find her, we knew she was at the barn. She loved "The Ranch," and although it was only 25 acres it was better than Disneyland.

She always wanted children but accepted she couldn't. But she loved everyone else's children. Especially her nieces, nephews and young cousins. She spent many sleepless nights helping with them so tired parents could rest, go to work, or get a day to themselves. She got such joy just watching them grow up and learn new things. She got to give her nieces their Christmas and play with them. That brought such joy to her.

Nicole thought she found love a couple times in her life but it wasn't until her fiancé, Gabriel Aldag, came into her life that she knew. For more than 7 years they have developed a friendship/relationship other couples only dream about. The past five months he has stood by her side, spending five or six days a week at the hospital. And when the end was near, he never left her side. We love him for that and are grateful. We have lost a daughter but gained a son.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She knew and loved her Savior, understanding the power of the atonement and plan of salvation. She looked forward to seeing her Great-Grandpa Burgess and other family on the other side. She was found reassuring others she was ready to go home.

We can't believe she is gone. She will be in our hearts forever. Our beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her parents Rick (Renae Burgess) Linn of Coeur d’Alene; fiancé, Gabriel L. Aldag of Coeur d’Alene; brothers, Nicholas Linn of Boise, Nathan (Rachel White) of Hayden, Clyde White of Coeur d’Alene and Jason Yearsley of Coeur d’Alene; sister, Carol-Anne Wertz of Hayden; nieces, Lilah Mae and Ava Grace Linn of Hayden; nephews, Grayson Linn and Landon Wertz-Bradley of Hayden; grandparents, Duane (Jeanie Hill Linn) Christensen of Billings, Mont. and Mack Emett (Norma Marr) Burgess of Great Falls, Mont. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive.

A small service will be at her Father’s Home at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2020. Her ashes will be interred at a later date.

Yates Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Nichol’s online memorial at and sign her guest book.