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Fay Hester Vanzant Nichols

Arkansas, USA
Death 16 Jun 2014 (aged 99)
Washington, USA
Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 131656995 · View Source
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Fay H. Nichols was born Nov. 29, 1914 in Marion Co. Arkansas to Samuel and Betty Jane Vanzant. She passed peacefully on June 16, 2014 just 5 months short of her 100th birthday. In 1931 she married U.R. Nichols. In 1946 they and their 4 children relocated to Yakima, settling in Gleed.

Mom went to work as a fruit packer, retiring at age 78. She then babysat for 2 great grandchildren, a time she truly enjoyed. Grandkids and their friends remember all the wonderful hamburgers she cooked for them. Though we've all tried, we cannot duplicate how delicious they were. Mom loved being in her yard, tending to her flowers and big garden. Growing mostly green beans, what she couldn't cook fresh, she canned, always a favorite at family dinners. Her home was filled with family pictures that she cherished. She loved receiving greeting cards that she would proudly display.

Mom was preceded by her parents, 3 siblings, our dad, her son, Kent Nichols, daughter, Bonnie Smith, grandson, Michael Haws, son-in-law, Don Pohlman.

She is survived by 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandson. She is also survived by a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a sister and a sister-in-law.

Mom truly loved and cherished her family. Mom...we thought you were going to make it to 100.

We love you and will miss you every day.

You were an inspiration to us all.

Thanks to family, Jim and Jimmy, hospice, Cottage in the Meadow, Denise and Sabrina for your care.

Visitation will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at West Hills Memorial Park on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Those attending meet at the cemetery.

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  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fay Hester Vanzant Nichols (29 Nov 1914–16 Jun 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131656995, citing West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by GP - Searcher (contributor 46982456) .