Daughter of Taylor and Martha Etta Tibbetts Nichols
Sister of: Marion E Nichols 1911 - 1988 Orrin Nichols 1915 - 1998 Ralph Nichols 1917 - Bessie P Nichols 1922 -
Frances Etta N. Andresen
Frances Etta Nichols Andresen, born March 30, 1910 in Winthrop, CA, passed away on April 1, 1997. During her early life in Alaska she married John Christian Finneman Andresen in Anchorage, Sept. 28, 1935. They had 2 sons, John David and Ralph Moritz. Frances will be remembered by those whose lives she touched as one of God's truly selfless children. She loved serving God, as a member of the Christian Science Church. She helped the Boy Scouts of America for many years including being a den mother for her grandsons. She was a foster grandparent at Rainier Home for 22 years. Preceded in death by husband, John; son, Ralph and grandson, Derrick. She is survived by brother, Orrin; sister, Bessie and son, David. She will be greatly missed by her 6 grandchildren, Debora, Daniel, Denise, Rebecca, Susan and David and her 9 great-grandchildren, Cari, Cory, Tony, Tevin, Taralyn, Josh, Dayna, Sara, and Seth, all of whom she always referred to as "My Kids" and who were given her unconditional love. Services will be held Sat., April 5th at 7 p.m. at Normandy Park Congregational Church, 19247 First Avenue South in Seattle.
Tacoma News Tribune Pub Date: 4/4/1997 ------------------------------------------------------------ Anchorage Daily News April 4, 1997 Former longtime Alaskan Frances Etta Nichols Andresen, 87, died April 1, 1997, in Enumclaw, Wash. A funeral is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Normandy Park Congregational Church in Seattle. Mrs. Andresen was born March 30, 1910, in Winthrop, Calif. She spent much of her early life in Anchorage and graduated from Anchorage High School in 1928. She played basketball and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She married John Christian Finneman Andresen in Anchorage on Sept. 28, 1935. She worked as a telephone operator for the city. Mrs. Andresen was also the first May Queen in Anchorage, her family said. She enjoyed community involvement and served as a den mother in the Boy Scouts of America. She also volunteered as a foster grandparent at the Rainier Home in Buckley, Wash., for 22 years. She lived in Puyallup, Wash., for the last 50 years. Her family said: ''She will be remembered as a philanthropist with both her love and her time.'' She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Ralph; grandson, Derrick; and brothers, Marion and Ralph. Survivors include one brother, Orrin of San Diego; sister, Bessie Benton of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; son, John David of Kent, Wash.; sister-in-law, Decema Slawson; nephew, Carl Andresen; nieces, Judy Rosenburg and Scarlett Dubois, all of Anchorage; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Normandy Park Congregational Church, 19247 First Ave. S., Seattle 98148. Arrangements were by Powers Funeral Home in Puyallup.