Nicole M. (Kirkendall) Carragher

Nicole M. (Kirkendall) Carragher, passed away on March 16, 2024, in Mosca, Colo. Born on April 8, 1984, in Denver, Colo., Nicole's infectious laughter and love for life touched all who knew her throughout her 39 years.

Nicole's early years were spent in the vibrant city of Denver, where she grew up surrounded by the love and support of her parents, Frank and Debi Kirkendall, and her brother, Dustin. Her family later expanded to include her cherished daughters, Aaliyah and Alyssa Valley of Colorado Springs, who brought immense joy and purpose to her life.

Throughout her career, Nicole was the welcoming face at the front desk of various hotels, where her love for meeting new people shone brightly. Her colleagues and guests alike were often greeted with her warm smile and a friendly conversation, making her a beloved figure in her professional community.

Creative and funny, Nicole had a passion for the arts, often spending time crafting with her mother, Debi. Her artistic talents were a source of happiness.

Nicole's love for music was another cornerstone of her life, providing a soundtrack to many cherished memories with friends and family.

Nicole's love story with her late husband, Cyril Carragher, was one for the ages. Cyril was her life, and she loved him deeply. His passing a year prior left a void in her heart, but she continued to carry his spirit in everything she did. Together, they shared a bond that transcended time and will continue to live on through their shared memories.

A loving and devoted daughter, Nicole enjoyed helping her parents with home renovations, showcasing her knack for painting and an exceptional talent for washing windows for them and all the neighbors. Her contributions to the family home were not only practical but also filled with laughter and love.

Nicole leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. She is survived by her daughters, parents, brother, grandpa James Warner, grandparents Ted and Mary Kirkendall, aunts Carlena (Larry) Ceja and Carla (Dale) Fogery, uncle Ryan Williams, and aunt Nicole Soto, cousins Darren, Kyle, Jasper, Cameron, Jordan, and Jeffery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cyril, cousin Terry Ceja, grandparents Willa May and Roger Williams, and Dean Kirkendall.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2024, at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa from noon to 2 p.m. A memorial service is pending and will be announced at a later date.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, words of comfort and tributes for Nicole’s family, please visit