On Sunday, January 19, 2020, we lost Nicara Alexandria Lees at just age 24. She passed away suddenly in her home in Aurora, CO.
Nicara left behind her best friend and sister, Taylor Lees; mother, Barbara Gray; father, Nicholas Lees; step-father, Bruce Gray; step-mother, Rachel Lees; half-brother, Nicky Lees; and half-sister, Lyndsey Kyle; grandmother, Olga Grimes; and a large extended family and many close friends.
Nicara was born and raised in Paradise Valley, AZ and spent parts of her young life in San Diego and Bismarck, ND before making Denver her home, where she worked and attended college.
Nicara was strikingly beautiful, sweet, brilliant, fun-loving, generous and dearly loved by all. Nicara battled depression her entire adult life and was never able to appreciate and accept how special she was to everyone that knew her and how much she was loved. She found only fleeting happiness and deserved far more. We all deeply regret not being able to help her enough. If someone you love suffers from depression and seems lost and hopeless, do everything you can to help them before it’s too late, even if they push you away. “Life is precious.”
A Celebration of Life will be held in Arizona at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Nicara at notMYkid