Big Piney woman passes away in her home

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – On Saturday, February 16, at approximately 12:50pm, Sublette County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive female in Big Piney.

Upon arrival, deputies found the female in her home. She was cold to the touch and appeared to be deceased before the arrival of first responders.

The woman was later identified as Yvonne Nicole (Nikki) Woods, 46, of Big Piney. Sublette County EMS arrived on scene shortly after and Mrs. Woods was pronounced deceased.

The cause of death is currently under investigation by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and the Sublette County Coroner’s Office. No foul play is suspected at this time.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Woods for their loss.

The Covill Funeral Home and Crematory provided the following obituary:

Yvonne Nicole “Nikki” Woods, 46, of Big Piney, Wyoming passed away at her home Saturday February 16, 2019. Nikki was born August 8, 1972 in Lander, Wyoming to Charlotte (Lain) and Wayne Morgart. She started her early years of schooling in Riverton before moving with her family to Big Piney in 1981. She graduated from Big Piney High School in 1990 and did some studying at Casper College.

Her beloved daughter Tazia R. Morgart was born and became the center of her life in 1993. Nikki was raised Baptist and loved her church family; she was involved with Vacation Bible School and she loved to bake and decorate cakes.

She married her husband James Woods August 1, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ. Willbur Joe their beloved four-legged baby came to be a part of their family.

Nikki is survived by her husband James Woods; daughter Tazia Morgart; parents Charlotte and Wayne Morgart; sisters Patti Morgart and Callie Whinnery; Step-father Blake Brinkerhoff and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

She is preceded in death by her sisters Anne and Cassie Morgart; grandparents Buck and Linnie Lain and Wayne and Leah Morgart and her uncle Ole Morgart.

A viewing will be held Wednesday evening February 20 from 6 to 8pm at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. A memorial service will take place Friday morning February 22 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church in Big Piney. Memorial contributions in Nikki’s memory can be made to Wounded Warriors.


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