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John "Jack" Albert Nipko

John “Jack” Albert Nipko  (1945-2019)

Jack passed away Feb.10, 2019 after a very short but courageous battle with liver cancer.  Jack died at the age of 73, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Carolie Thompson Nipko; his children, Tucker Nipko (Sherry), Chet Nipko (Jamie), Brook Nipko (Amy), Robyn Clark (Brad), Jonette Garcia (Toby), Reeni Crowther (Lance), sister Mary Wade and brother Jeff Nipko.

Jack is preceded in death by his brother, Tucker Nipko; his mother, Flossie Mae Alley Nipko and his father, Roy Nipko, DVM

Jack was born in Salt Lake City, UT on June 18, 1945 to Roy A. Nipko, DVM and Flossie Mae Alley Nipko.  Jack attended Christ Lutheran School, St. Marks College Prep and then Murray High School.  He then attended the Colorado School of Mines to study Mineral Engineering in 1963. He then began working as a project manager for many companies: The Clement Company, Research Homes, The Boyer Company, Nipko Construction, Panelera, Panelera Ontario Canada, Teton Shadows, Park Place Condominiums, and American TimberCraft.

Jack married his high school sweetheart CarolieThompson on Dec. 27,1965. They were sealed together as an eternal family in the Salt Lake Temple on March 19,1976.  The most important part of Jack’s life is when they welcomed into their life three wonderful sons and three beautiful daughters. Jack now has 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.                               

Jack was a devoted father, an avid water skier, pilot and inventor. He enjoyed “high and wide” trucking, building and designing log structures that populate the Intermountain area. Jack held many U.S. Patents, Patent  #4,479,335, Patent #4,417,950, Patent #4,418,507, and Patent #5,058,343. Jack traveled to 18 countries. He was a problem-solver who often took on difficult and unwanted projects. He was a spiritual man and was involved in many church activities.  Jack was a teacher at heart, served as a Guest Service Missionary, and also as a Temple Worker.  He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the North Fork Ward Building, 4297 N 3300 E, Liberty, Utah. Friends may visit family Friday Feb. 15th from 6-8 at the church and an hour before the service. Internment Meadow View Cemetery, Eden, Utah.

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Jack and I floated the Snake River near Jackson, WY many years ago. He was such a fun guy! It wasn't good enough to just go through the rapids, we had to go through the center of them where they were big! He also took my family boating and fishing on Jackson Lake. I love Jack!

Reggie Hughes Sep 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Carolie, Sister Nipko, It was a pleasure working in the temple with you and your husband. I want to offer my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers with much love.

Saundra Dinsdale Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

Carolie and family we are so sorry for your loss. Memories of you both and your young family as we all had
fun learning how to corral all the kids. We had some good times back in those days.
Its always sad to let our loved ones go, but what a celebration he is having with his and your loved ones who were all waiting to greet him with open arms.
Love and prayers for you all cuz
Alan & Kathy and family

Alan and Kathy Staker and famiky Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard and Michelle Evans Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on February 14, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

I am saddened to know that your dear husband and father died. I remember your dear family, especially the younger girls and Robyn. May you be blessed and find some comfort in the long and lonely days to come. I was always happy to see you, Sister Nipko, at the temple.
Ruth J. Clark

Ruth J. Clark Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

My dear cousin Carolie, I was so very sad to get the news that you dear husband passad the night after I spoke to you about our cousin Garys funeral.
My love and condolences to you and all of your beautiful family. I loved the sweet photo of the two you I He obituary. I can see the love between you. Well be watching the weather each day and pray there r isnt a storm one of the days of viewing or funeral. Well try to come if one of the days is not icy or snowy roads. I was the only cousin at Garys funeral.
Were getting fewer in numbers. My
Love to you my dear. I just found out 10 mins ago, tried to call and Ill try again. I hope you have some loving children there.
Cousin Jeri and Scott
Were so grateful for our lovely visit with you and Jack.

Jerrolyn and Scott Fisher Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 14, 2019

The fondest memories of our times shared with Uncle Jack have written themselves on our hearts, and will color the stories we use to express them. We send our sincerest condolences. - The Smith's Quent, Vint, Beki & families.

Expression of Sympathy Feb 14 2019 12:00 AM

All of my children called "Jack", Uncle Jack.

LaMar Smith Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM


I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Jack. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am blessed to have known Jack and always looked forward to visiting with the two of you when you visited the bank. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Sally Shaddix Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

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