Nellie Doris Nichols passed away July 2, 2012 at the age of 98 years.
Doris was born May 2, 1914, the 7th child of James Herbert and Nellie Francis (O’Dare) McKee, in Sedro-Woolley.
Doris attended McRae Grade School and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1932. She was married to George Cooper Nichols October10, 1936. She resided in the Sedro-Woolley area all her life except for two years spent in Skykomish where George was working.
Doris was a 50 year member of the Skagit Valley Grange, The Territorial Daughters and Rebekah Lodge. She really looked forward to her weekly ceramic class at “What’s Up Ceramics.”
She is survived by her brother, Clark McKee; daughter, Linda (Norm) Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Judy (Gordon) Dawson; grandchildren, Craig (Jagoda) Nichols, Dalene (Bill) Carrell, Tina (Brian) Riggins, Scott Nichols, Mike Mitchell, Ron (Jamie) Mitchell, Kim (Willie) Young; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Keith Nichols, Michael and Patrick (Krystal) Carrell, Brynn and Graeme Riggins, Hannah Nichols, Claire Dimock, Ryan Chandler, Jena and Troy Mitchell, Jaryd, William and Myranda Mitchell and Eddie Young; eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Gordon; parents, Herb and Nellie; sisters and brother-in-law, Lois (Arthur) Ward, Nola (Edwin) McRae, Jessie (George) McRae, Edith (Myrl) Norris; brothers, Lester McKee, Walter McKee; brothers-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Ray (Ella) Nichols, Owen (Virginia) Nichols and Harvey (Glenda) Nichols.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Jim Cannon presiding. There will be a pot luck reception following at the Skagit Valley Grange, 21273 Cook Road. Memorial contributions are suggested to Skagit Valley Grange, c/o George McRae, 8578 F&S Grade Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA. 98284, Hospice of the Northwest, 819 S 13th St., Mount Vernon, WA. 98274 or a charity of your choice.