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Laura M. Nichols

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ARLINGTON -- Laura Mae (Streeter) Nichols, 85, a resident of Route 7A, died Monday evening, May 17, 2004 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Nichols was born in Dorset on July 20, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Silas and Grace (Jones) Streeter and was a graduate of Burr and Burton Seminary, class of 1936. She married Clarence B. Nichols in Dorset on Dec. 21, 1940. He predeceased her on July 20, 1982.

While her husband was serving with the United States Army during World War II, she contributed to the war effort by working at the Bethlehem Steel Co. in Bridgeport, Conn. She had also worked at the soda fountain at the former Cotten Drug Store and Cullinan’s Store both in Arlington.

She later worked at Hawley Furniture Co., Mack Molding Co. and in later years at Christmas Days in Sunderland.

She was a former member of the Dorset Congregational Church where she was very active including teaching Sunday school and a leader with the youth fellowship. She has been a member of the Church of Christ in West Rupert since 1993, she studied the Bible and was well versed in the scriptures. She is a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 69 of Arlington and a former longtime member of the VFW Harned Fowler Post Auxiliary of Manchester. She enjoyed participating in many parades with both organizations. Mrs. Nichols loved to play the organ and spend time knitting.

She leaves her sister Betty Jean Stratton of Arlington and her sisters children, who she regarded as her own, Larry Clayton and his wife Joanne of Arlington, who were also her caregivers, Randy Clayton and his wife Claire of Arlington, Donna Jean Shuttleworth and her husband Richard of Port Marion, Pa.; also their children Joseph, Kevin, Rebecca, Paul, Amy, Sara, Rickie, Jesse, Joshua, Jeremy and Jamie. In addition, she leaves her late brother Horace (Ted) Streeter’s children Patricia Shanley and Richard Streeter; her late sister Lucy Squire’s children Terrance Squires, Gregory Squires and Keith Squires; in addition to her husband and siblings, she was predeceased by a great-niece, Ann Lorraine Streeter and great-nephews, Larry E. Clayton and Freddie Squires.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home-Arlington Chapel, Route 7A, Arlington. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Mycheck, pastor of The Church of Christ in West Rupert. In recognition of Laura’s favorite colors, those attending are asked to wear something blue or red. Burial will follow in the family lot in Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset. Following the committal services the family will receive friends at the American Legion Hall in Arlington for a time of sharing and refreshment; potluck dishes may be brought directly to the hall. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Arlington on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., American Legion Post 69 Auxiliary will hold services at 7 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Mrs. Laura Nichols to Manchester Health Services in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 19, 2004
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