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Nikki Lynn (Fisher) Carter was born on August 16, 1971, at Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital in Medford, Oregon. She went to Heaven on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 around 8:40 in the evening.
Nikki was raised in Eagle Point, Oregon and attended elementary school and high school there, graduating from Eagle Point High in 1989. On July 30, 1994, in Shady Cove, Oregon, Nikki married Antonio Cornell Carter. They had a son, Dominik Latrell Carter, who survives. The couple later divorced.
Nikki was an active 4-H member in Jackson County throughout her childhood and teens, belonging to the Antelope Sheep Club and the Butte Basin Beef Club. She showed sheep and steers at both the local and state levels, winning numerous trophies and ribbons in market classes and in showmanship. She raised the Grand Champion Steer in Jackson County in 1987. She loved traveling and took a number of cruises to the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean. She made several friends online, playing dominoes and other games, and she enjoyed casino games. In earlier years, she liked riding her bicycle and her Honda 50; swimming in her family’s pool; riding her horse, Booger, and going to movies with her mom. Of late, “Dad and Daughter Days” were very special to Nikki, when John would pick up lunch and take it to her home and eat with her and visit while Shannon was bowling.
The light of Nikki’s life was her son Dominik, and he survives her, along with his fiancé Allyson Heigl, and their daughter Avery Wren Carter. Also surviving are Nikki’s parents, John William Fisher and Shannon Gayle (Matthews) Fisher, her elder sister, Shanna Gayle (Fisher) Lobster, nieces Keyana Lynn and Keysha Michele Lobster, an uncle, and several cousins. She leaves behind her long-time best friends, Yvette Poole Wallace and Laurie Harding Wells.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents William Henry Fisher and Judith Elisabeth (Nänsen) Fisher, her grandfather, Quinton Rosevelt Matthews (whose family was early settlers in the Eagle Point area), and grandparents Betty Ellen (Morris) Howell and Walter Johnnie Howell. A private graveside service honoring Nikki was held on Thursday, April 20, at Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford, Oregon. Perl Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In Nikki’s memory, the family suggests a donation to David’s Chair Outdoor Mobility Systems, 185 Eastern Street, Suite 400, White City, OR 97503, or to a charity of your choice
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