Nicole Yvette Myers-Broadwell, age 27, passed away at her home in Concord on September 9, 2005, following a long and valiant battle with cancer. Nicole was born on July 12, 1978 in Daly City, CA and graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School in 1996.
An honors student in high school, Nicole was a member of the Health Academy and was
an officer in the Califronia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) her junior and senior years. She also participated in Color Guard as part of the marching band, played basketball and softball, and was an avid Giants and Warriors fan.
Shortly before graduation from high school, Nicole was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Facing her illness with courage and tenacity, she endured a year of radiation and chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free. Her son, and the light of her life, Corrie, was born in 2001 and has been a constant source of love and joy to Nicole and all her family and friends. She enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling with friends and family, working in assorted job settings, and eventually returning to school to obtain her Associates Degree from Diablo Valley College in 2004. She was re-diagnosed with another brain tumor in June 2004. She refused to be dunted by this setback, and continued on with her zest for travel and family gatherings.
Nicole's journey through her illness has been inspiration to all who knew her. Facing every challenge with fierce determination, she maintained a spirit that buoyed everyone around her. She embraced life and loved her family and friends, always thinking of others before herself. Although her life was cut short by cancer, the depth of her spirit and the courage with which she faced her disease is a legacy which will last forever.
Nicole is survived by her parents, Marie and Robert Broadwell and Michael and Gena Myers; her son, Corrie; her grandparents, Bernardo and Elfreda Remedios; brother, Tony Myers; sister, Tiffany Myers; aunts, Juanita Christopherson, Patricia Hammon, Gemma Brooks, and Monique Graziani; uncles Ron Christopherson, Gary Hammon, John Brooks, Eugene Graziani, and Larry Myers; cousins Matthew and Adam Christopherson, Janique and Eugene Graziani Jr.,; Kelly and Kimberly Brooks and countless loving relatives and friends.
Services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2005, 12:00 PM at Good Shepherds Church, 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044, celebration of life to follow at 360 Vallejo Drive, Millbrae, CA 94030. Since Nicole loved flowers and bright colors, please feel free to honor her by dressing accordingly.
In lieu of flowers and educational account has been established for Corrie. Contributions can be made to "The Corrie Fund" c/o Bank of America, 7395 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014.