Marilyn "Nikki" Peer
Marilyn “Nikki” Peer was called by the Lord to go to heaven to be with him February 3rd 2018. Marilyn was born in Houma, La to Milburn (Nick) Nickens and Mildred Nickens. She is survived by her bother Wesley Nickens; Husband William Peer; two sons Jarred and Nick Peer; two granddaughters Lily and Violet Peer and a grandson Jayden Peer. She is preceded in death by her mother and father and her brother Melvin Nickens.
Marilyn was born in southern Louisiana near Gonzales. There she moved a few times while living there. Including Bell Meade where she was raised and Gretna where she met her husband. She became a dental assistant for Dr. Robert Watzke for about 15 years. She raised her sons in Gretna and enjoyed many adventures with her family. She loved the outdoors and took many trips with her family camping, swimming, cookouts and fishing. And probably loved fishing the most in Grand Isle, La.
She moved her family to Northern Louisiana in 1992 near Haughton, La. Where she continued to grow her family. She continued in dentistry where she met her extended families. She loved watching her sons on the wrestling team and attended every match, she would record them with her camera so she could watch them again at home. While she never grew tired of the outdoors she began a lifetime of collecting quartz crystals near Hot Springs Arkansas. There she made many memories with her husband and extended family members digging every mine available and over turning every pile.
There she was involved in her beloved granddaughter life by enjoying their family time. They would spend many weekends playing board games and in the summer swimming in the pool.
In 2015 she retired from dentistry and moved with her husband to Yukon, Ok. There she filled her time enjoying family time with her grandson picking him up from school and keeping him in the afternoons where they would play video games and share snacks.
She loved the newest addition to her family, her youngest granddaughter, very much. And visited her any chance she had to play dolls and comb her hair. She loved all of her sons and grandchildren and it showed by all of the family photos she kept around her house.
Marilyn became an exceptional cook by feeding everyone all of the time. Everyone would remember her for the Cajun dishes that only she could prepare. She only knew how to feed a crowd so they were always plenty extra for anyone who wanted to join. And that’s how she spent her life and spread her love, always plenty for everyone.
A funeral service will be held at Smith & Turner Mortuary, 201 E. Main St., Yukon, OK 73099 on Thursday February the 8th, 2018.