|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 2001|
Amel Nickell, 84, of Ellensburg, died July 23, 2001, at Royal Vista Care Center.
He was born in Campo, Colorado on June 7, 1917, one of seven children of Lota and Vira Hope (Reed) Nickell. His early years were spent in Colorado where he worked on the family farm while attending school.
He and Erma Ice were married in Springfield, Colo. in 1935. they moved to Arkansas where he worked on W.P.A. projects in various capacities, including driving mule teams. They returned for a time to Colorado before settling in Oklahoma where they purchased 10 acres, milked cows and he ran a sawmill. They moved to Washington State in 1944, living first in Snohomish. After moving to the Kittitas Valley in 1945, they lived and worked on the Charlton place and also worked for Park Hanks in his dairy. They purchased their present home on Pfenning Road in 1952. During the late 70s he worked in Alaska, running a crew of mechanics on the Pipeline Project. Although he officially retired in 1979, he continued to be involved in construction and heavy equipment operation, offering his nowledge and skills to many projects in the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Margaret Brandon on March 9, 2000, four brothers: Adrian, Acel and twins, Delmo and Elmo, and by an infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Erma; son, Delmer (Carole Harper) Nickell and a daghter, Louise(Jerry) Hadley all of Ellensburg; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Lila Jackson of Locust Grove, Okla.
Lota Nickell (1884 - 1962)
Vira Hope Reed Nickell (1899 - 1992)
Erma Roberta Ice Nickell (1917 - 2012)*
Margaret Darlene Nickell Brandon (1937 - 2000)*
Amel Nickell (1917 - 2001)
Lihla Edith Nickell Jackson (1924 - 2012)**
Created by: paperdragonwings
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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