June 18, 1923, thru June 13, 2013 - Obituary Condolences
Julia Coulter Nichols June 18, 1923 - June 13, 2013 Julia Coulter Nichols passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, after a brief hospitalization. Julia was born in West Point, Mississippi, on June 18, 1923. Julia had two sisters and three brothers all deceased. During World War Two and only a few years after graduating high school, Julia worked as an aircraft mechanic at Brookley Army Air Field in Mobile, Alabama. In 1952, Julia met the love of her life, George Nichols from Alabama. In 1952, George took a job with PG&E in Watsonville, California. In 1953, Julia followed and they were married. On April 11, 1962, George and Julia adopted the love of their life, Penny Ann. They spent the rest of their lives cherishing Penny Ann and then her husband and children with attention, love and support. While in Watsonville, Julia worked for various child care centers and was a 4-H leader for Penny's group. In 1974, George was transferred to Bakersfield, California, Julia once again followed him to a new place and new adventures and opportunities. Drawing again on her love of children, Julia worked as a teacher's aide for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. In 1986, Julia retired while working with autistic children, which she found exceptionally rewarding. After retiring, George and Julia travelled all over the Pacific West and visited family and friends in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia and. Julia loved to sit and visit while drinking coffee. Julia was a fantastic mother. She was an even better grandmother. Julia relished both roles and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, Alexandria and Andrew. Her grandchildren have fond memories of little kindnesses and special things she did for them. Julia is survived by her daughter Penny, her husband Charles, and their children Alexandria and Andrew. Julia also is survived by her extended family and honorary family in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Florida and Washington. There will be no public service. There will be a private internment. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the in her honor and name. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 20, 2013
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