Jeneane 'J' Nichols


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Jeneane "J" Pearl Nichols, Atwater, Calif., formerly of Rock Island, passed away on Dec. 23, 2012.
Catholic Mass was given in celebration of her life at Immaculate Conception Church, Atwater, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Donations may be sent to The American Cancer Society or Winton VFW Post 7792.
Born on May 9, 1936, Jeneane was the youngest daughter of Albert and Leona Roehrs Lawrence of Rock Island. She married Jackie Ray Nichols on Christmas Eve, 1953.
They settled in Atwater in 1972, and went on to start a real estate business. Her greatest accomplishment was being a strong and loving mother of eight. Jeneane enjoyed outdoor activities such as boating, fishing and gardening. She was a longstanding member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church, and a devoted volunteer.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie R. Nichols; her siblings, Elmer and Robert Lawrence; her children (and their spouses), Sue Staats (Ken), Linda Youngborg (Carl), James Nichols (Judy), Jeff Nichols (Tina), Jack Nichols (Paula), John Nichols (Shanen), Joseph Nichols (Julie), and Joel Nichols; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.












 



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