Nicole Lynn Peters
January 19, 1984 - June 13, 2021
On the early morning of Sunday, June 13, 2021, Nicole Lynn Peters, age 37, of Middletown, DE, passed away in a tragic automobile accident on her way to work.
Born in Wilmington, DE on January 19, 1984, she was a daughter of Mark E. and Kimberly A. (Stratton) Peters. Nicole immediately began enjoying life in her Marine Corps family and grew up in several places she called home including Quantico, VA, Pensacola, FL, southern California, Kaneohe Bay, HI, and Middletown, DE. She graduated from Poway High School in 2002, Palomar College in 2004, and UCSD in 2006. While in school, Nicole enjoyed working at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and internships at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program in San Diego.
Nicole obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego. Nicole was in search of the perfect career and was not afraid to try a wide variety of occupations from working with animals, education, sales, and most recently in the hotel industry.
When she was not working, she enjoyed any time spent with family and friends, traveling, playing cards, feeding wildlife in the backyard (particularly the “Elusive” hummingbirds), and caring for Merlin, our Labrador retriever.
She is dearly loved by her family and friends. We all deeply and personally mourn Nicole’s untimely passing and are overwhelmed with gratitude from the great memories, experiences, sympathy, and love that all have shared. We are grateful to have had Nicole as part of our lives.
In addition to her parents, Nicole is survived by her siblings, Mark A. Peters and Leslie A. Norrie (Thomas); nieces, Adelaide and Emilia Norrie; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Lynn Peters; maternal grandparents, Robert and Barbara Stratton; uncles, Wayne Peters (Kathy) and Donald Stratton; aunts, Dawn Mease (Dave), Brenda Senseny (Kevin) and Susan Mitchell (Jeff); and many loving cousins, relatives and friends.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 1 pm on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nicole’s memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.