• Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel
    Beaverton, OR
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Mavis Virginia Dickinson-Nims 1936 - 2013
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
May 5th will be one year ago that we lost so quickly my wonderful Step MOM Mavis. I have always been very lucky in the Step Parent department as I have always loved mine and have had many. But Mavis was very extra SPECIAL. She loved me like a daughter.....loved my children as a Grandparent should and added much spunk to my dads life. We liked lots of the same things.....shopping being one. She was responsible for introducing me to Ross's many years ago. It became our "have to do" on my trips to visit....and always at least one "all day" shopping trip. She was so supportive of me when I was so sick. Her and dad coming to stay with me so I could come home sooner than later....she worked so hard to keep up my house and keep us all fed. I sure miss her smile and think of her often. So very glad you were brought into our lives and thank you for making a difference.

We loved you then and now....
Monday, August 12, 2013
Dear Grandma,

I remember how you were always smiling.
I remember when you used to read to me.
I remember when we used to cook breakfast together.
I remember how you were always excited to see me.

You were always my role model in everything I did.
You were always supportive of me.
You were always pushing me to follow my dreams.
You were exactly what I strived so hard to be.

I will never forget your hugs and kisses.
I will never forget how you held my hands when they were cold.
I will never forget your mischievous grins and winks.
I will never forget you saying how proud of me you were.

Not a day will go by that I don't think of you.
I pray that you are in a good place now.
I wished a thousand times that I could take your pain away.
But I believe that God has special plans for you.

I miss you everyday knowing I won't see your smiling face.
That I can't call you when I need you the most.
But I find comfort in knowing ill see you again one day.

I love you always and forever.
Sincerely, your granddaughter.
Friday, July 26, 2013
My Love I made it through your first birthday without you, it was very hard
I know you are with the lord and not hurting any more, and I praise him for it
I love you and miss you!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Mama, I celebrated our 1st birthday we share together without you, I rejoiced knowing you were celebrating yours with Jesus. I miss you very much and I was so blessed to call you mom!
Love you, Sharon
Monday, May 27, 2013
My Dear Mavis:
The times that we have had, since I Met you in 1994 and now and forever. You have a way of making me feel that my life is full and complete. You've given me a Love I never expected; a love alive and vibrant: yet softly tender and sweet. And because I forget to say it enough, taking for Granted that you know it, let this little love note to you always serve to show how happy I am that you're my wife and I will love you so for ever
Friday, May 24, 2013
You were such a kind woman. A real southern lady. I will miss you.
I love you, Aunt Mae.
Friday, May 24, 2013
You were a wonderful sister and loved very much. I'll always hold you in my heart.You will be missed.
Love Your Brother,
James (Toopy) Pope
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I feel very lucky to have had you in my life for the years I was given. We shared and had many things in common. You were so helpful, caring and supportive during my illness. I will forever be thankful for your willingness to come with dad and stay so I could come home earlier.

Thank you for loving dad and us. As we have all gone home to begin life without your presence....our memories of you will be forever with us.

Fly with the angels now Mavis. Healthy and smiling that big smile.

Love you always and forever....
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
In loving memory of our dear Mavis, the true essence of a Southern lady. Quick to laugh, love and smile. We love and miss you.
Friday, May 10, 2013
To My Sweet Southern Belle Mavis, I can't believe how empty I feel knowing that you are gone. We had such great plans for next summer with Colleen & Pat. Even though Roy & I didn't know you for very long, we instantly fell in love with you and Dave. Their our so many happy memories from San Dimas, and we laughed so hard at the silliest things. We are thinking of your entire family now that you cherished so much. As I told you on numerous times, Heaven is the ultimate vacation spot where only the best get that invitation, so I know your are young and beautiful and happy, healthy, and reuniting with your loved ones that have already passed. I will see you again. I Love You and always will. Sharon Mixer
Friday, May 10, 2013
Dearest Dave and Family,

How much I loved to hear Mavis laugh and her southern accent made me smile. The two of you together was always entertaining and fun to be around....I will always treasure those camping trips in Cougar WA. at Yale Reservoir, dinners out, and family get togethers. Dave & Mavis always made me feel like part of their family. Mavis you will be missed forever. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Love & Respect
Barbara Simington
(Oregon City, Or)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Grama Mavis,
I loved you very much. I will miss your hugs and kisses.
Love Hannah
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dear Dave, Dana, Sharon and Chuck,
Just earlier this evening I learned that our dear Mavis had gone home to be in the loving arms of Jesus. I had no idea she was ill even though we had talked just a few months ago. We are thankful she is no longer in pain.
You have our deepest sympathy. We will miss her and look forward to one day seeing that infectious smile and hearing that laugh again. God bless you all.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I loved you Mavis like a sister, because you were always in my life. I was too young when you and Doug married to remember. My prayers and blessings go to you Dave and all Mavis's children. I love you all dearly.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Dave, we all were blessed by friendship with Mavis. Her relationship with God was serious, and it was an inspiration to see her on social occasions, worship, and church functions. Her natural ease and acceptance of others were obvious.
Your life is obviously so blessed by your marriage and family life.

Jimmie & Gail
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Dave and Family,
We are so sorry we are out of town, but you know how much we love you all. We will all miss our wonderful Mavis so much. But we know she is not having that awful pain any more and is with Jesus today.
Love, Lenora and Troy Smith
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
My dearest Aunt Mavis, I loved you so much. You were always funny and a never ending smile on your face. I have so many fond memories of you. Jesus has a new angel. I pray that God will wrap his arms of love around my family during this time of great loss.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
My most loving thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wish I could be there and am so glad I went when I did.
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