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Alice Ellen Nicholls

1919 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Alice Ellen Nicholls Obituary
Nicholls, Alice Ellen
Alice Ellen Nicholls of Surprise, AZ passed away at the age of 97 on August 5, 2016. She was born on March 19, 1919 to Alice and Alfred Pearson of Butte, Montana. She married the love of her life, Harry James Nicholls in 1941 in Butte, Montana, and was happily married for 64 years before her husband passed away. The couple moved from Montana to Arizona in 1978 after Harry's retirement. Her life was spent as a loving mother and grandmother and she had a wonderful career in hospital physical therapy. She spent years volunteering in care centers, libraries and thrift shops. She loved reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Alice is survived by two children: daughter Valerie Johnson and husband Robert of Tucson, Arizona and son Philip Nicholls and wife Patricia of Surprise, Arizona; seven grandchildren: Jenny Blaskey, Bradley Johnson, Martin Johnson, Todd Johnson, Julie Brown, Heather Nudo and Allison Leu; nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and niece Jeanie Ramer of Missoula, Montana. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Alfred Pearson, sisters Esther Neifert, Dorothy Ackerman, and brother Frederick Pearson, and her loving husband, Harry. A memorial service for family and friends will be at Sunland Mortuary Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Arizona on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to at 1510 East Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or online at www.HOV.org. To leave condolence messages for the family visit www.sunlandmemorial.com.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 14, 2016
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