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Erma Roberta Ice Nickell
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1917
Las Animas County
Colorado, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 2012
Ellensburg
Kittitas County
Washington, USA

Erma R Nickell passed away Sunday November 25, 2012. She was born February 20, 1917 in Flues, Colorado to James and Stella Ice. Erma married Amel Nickell December 9, 1935. They moved from Oklahoma to Ellensburg in 1943. Erma liked quilting, crocheting and needle point. She especially enjoyed holidays with her family and friends. Erma was an active member of The Church of God from the opening until the closing. Erma retired from Twin City Foods in the early 80's. Erma is survived by her two children; Louise Hadley and Delmer (Carole) Nickell, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Amel, daughter, Margaret Darlene Brandon and son-in-law Gerald Hadley.

Source: Ellensburg Daily Record


Erma Nickell also worked at Twin City Foods and retired a couple decades ago. She was an active and vocal member of the Church of God from the '40s up until the closure of the church in 2002. She enjoyed sewing (her quilts are beautiful), crocheting, dining with her friends at the China Inn (where everyone called her Grandma), and baking. She was locally famous for her lemon (vinegar) meringue pie. Most people in town knew her as Granny. Her favorite worship song was "In The Garden", which she had sung to her a few days before she left this world, and also had sung at her graveside service. (It had also been played at her husband's funeral, and that was when she asked for a promise that it be sung at hers.)

Granny was a firecracker. She rode her bicycle until her late 80's. When her doctor said she shouldn't ride a bicycle around town anymore, she got a stationary bike to ride at home. She spoke her mind. She had a great sense of humor about everything. She was strong in her faith in Jesus, and it was through her that her husband came to accept Jesus as his savior as well. Her nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren will always fondly recall the days they spent playing at Granny's house, riding horses, getting licked by calves, catching frogs, avoiding Gramps' ridiculously high-powered electric fence, eating delicious lemon meringue pie, coloring, and going through photo albums. Granny will be greatly missed by all.

Erma was preceeded in death by her parents, her siblings, her daughter Marge, and her husband Amel. She is survived by her children, Delmer (Carol) Nickell and Louise (Gerald) Hadley, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, and even a few great great grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Robert Ice (1869 - 1951)
  Elizabeth Mae Brewer Ice (1873 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Amel Nickell (1917 - 2001)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Darlene Nickell Brandon (1937 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
IOOF Cemetery
Ellensburg
Kittitas County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: paperdragonwings
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101936028
Erma Roberta <i>Ice</i> Nickell
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Granny, I miss you. I love you.
- paperdragonwings
 Added: May. 21, 2013
 
 
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