Posted: Oct 8, 2012 11:17 AM
Updated: Oct 8, 2012 1:46 PM
TUCSON - Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was remembered by his family and the public at large at a memorial service held Monday morning in Sierra Vista.
He was the youngest of five children, and described by his brother and fellow Border Patrol agent Joel Ivie as a happy kid. Agent Ivie will be remembered as a "man of quiet humility, patient, positive, professional and determined," Joel Ivie said during the eulogy for his brother.
Two stories of Nicholas Ivie's time at the Border Patrol are recounted by his brother in the raw videos above, along with a recitation of "I Know My Redeemer Lives," by Marlee Forsberg.
Nicholas became fluent in Spanish when he volunteered for a Mormon mission and spent two years in Mexico City.
While training to become a Border Patrol agent at the Border Patrol Academy, Nicholas Ivie would send his wife poems, his family recounted during the service.
He would go on to work on Horse Patrol for the Border Patrol in Naco, and would eventually become an instructor. He is remembered as a man of his word, and had an eye for someone in need, his brother said.
His daughters were his pride and joy, Joel Ivie said of his brother.
Shortly before his death, he was asked to serve as church counselor to the bishop at the Sierra Vista Church of Latter-day Saints. In fact, the Sunday before he was killed, Nicholas Ivie conducted services at the church and stood at the very podium where his brother gave his eulogy this morning.
Ivie's body will now be taken to his home in Utah, where a service will be held on Thursday, October 11.
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