Richard Nicholson

Obituary of Richard Nicholson

Richard E. Nicholson, born 8/29/22 in Michigan City, Indiana to Frances and Samuel Nicholson, died peacefully in Olympia, Washington on Saturday, November 5, 2005. He graduated from Morton High School in 1942, and proudly served his country during WWII as a T/Sgt with the 464th Army Air Force Bombardment Group. On 12/23/49 he married his wife of 35 years, Helen Kiser Rowan and together they raised a family. He made his home in Crescent City, CA for more than forty years where he was a respected mechanic, millwright and NAPA auto parts store owner. His retirement years found him enjoying his hobbies of airplanes, gun collecting, hunting, fishing, gold mining, cooking, gardening, and reading. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen “Charlie”, and his sister Betty Long. Richard is survived by his daughter, Patricia Nicholson; daughter Peggy(Amos) Deaven; son Richard S. Nicholson and Victoria Stewart; step-daughter Susan (John) Sears; “kindred spirit” Judith Francis; grandchildren Terri Stout, Lori Sears, Loni Sears, Trisha Sears; brother Jack (Jane) Nicholson and family and Allen Long and family. Friends and family are invited to gather at the home of Susan and John Sears, 154 Mossyrock Rd. W space #5, on Saturday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. in memory of Dick. Directions: Turn right at caution light to Mossyrock. This will be Williams Street. Go to end of street and turn right on State St. Go about 3-4 blocks until you see the sign on the left side Isbell Rd. Go right at that sign not on Isbell Rd. This will be a mini trailer court. New manufactured home, taupe with green trim. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bryan Morris-Ward, the caring staff at Olympia Manor, and his good friend Linda Kayhart of Crescent City, CA.
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