Nichole Marie Swanson Espinosa

TORRINGTON – Memorial grave side services for Nichole Marie Swanson Espinosa, 30, will be 10:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with the Rev. Scott Firminhac officiating. 

Nichole died Aug. 30, 2020, at home in Fort Laramie surrounded by her family after a three-year battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. 

Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be decided later. 

Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Nichole was born Dec. 2, 1989, in Torrington, the daughter of Mike and Susan (Simpson) Swanson. She grew up and received her education in Torrington, graduating Torrington High School in 2008. She then attended EWC, where she received her associate’s degree before graduating Chadron State College with her bachelor’s degree. 

She taught and coached for one year in Burlington, Colo., and two years in Alliance, Neb., before she started teaching at the Wyoming Youth Challenge Academy in Guernsey. She married Tyler Espinosa on May 20, 2017, in Torrington.

Nichole enjoyed doing puzzles of any kind, working out, playing sports, fishing and coaching.

Nichole is survived by her husband, Tyler Espinosa, of Fort Laramie; her parents, Mike and Susan Swanson, of Torrington; her sister, Courtney (Gordon) Kautz of Chadron, Neb.; her mother-in-law, Cymbra (Dave) Buzzard of Wheatland; her father-in-law, Jim Espinosa of Torrington; niece, Karsen Kautz; nephew, Bridger Kautz; and her maternal grandmother, Mirriam (Ron) Clayborn of Torrington. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; her maternal grandfather; and her aunt, Sheila Kearns.


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