Services for Nicholas Ivie to be held in Sierra Vista
The funeral of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Nicholas Ivie of Sierra Vista, Ariz., will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 2100 Yaqui Street, Sierra Vista.
The meeting is expected to last approximately one and a half hours.
Stake President Kevin R. Goates, said, “Anyone desiring to attend the service is welcome. Due to a possible overflow situation, two additional meetinghouses in Sierra Vista will broadcast the funeral via closed circuit television. We will also broadcast funeral services to Bisbee and Douglas meetinghouses to minimize travel time for Border Patrol agents who wish to attend from those locations.”
Those attending the funeral on Yaqui Street are asked to be in their seats at least 20 minutes prior to the beginning of the service. Maps will be provided to other meetinghouses if the chapel reaches capacity seating. In accordance with normal Church policy, no cameras or recording equipment may be used inside the chapel. Additionally, there is no smoking on Church grounds.
The body of Nicholas Ivie will arrive at the meetinghouse at 8:30 a.m., following which there will be a special horse drawn procession by the Border Patrol.
A second funeral service in Utah and a memorial service to be held in Southern Arizona will be announced at a later time.
Nicholas Ivie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all his life. He served a two-year mission to Mexico, where he learned Spanish, and less than two months ago was called to serve as Second Counselor in the Bishopric of the Sierra Vista 2nd Ward.