Marjorie Nicholson

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Marjorie Nicholson

Marjorie Spahr Davison Chambers Nicholson, 91 of Landenberg, PA and Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones on June 9, 2012.

Mrs. Nicholson was born February 4, 1921 in Abington, PA to the late Charles and Lillian Spahr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry L. Davison, husband Gordon H. Chambers, grandson Keithley Gordon Jones, brother Nelson Spahr, step daughter Nancy Collins, daughter in law Lynne M. Chambers and, her son Robert Gordon Chambers.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter Joyce Davison Chambers, her granddaughters, Tracey Bolivar and her husband Steven and his 4 children and 3 grandchildren, and Ashley Phillips and her husband Michael along with 2 beloved great grandchildren Madelyn Keithley Phillips and Michael Kevin Phillips, her grandson Robb Chambers and his wife Gina, and granddaughter Nicole McCormick and her husband Michael and their children Sophie Lynne, Michael Aloysius, John King, Lila Carol and Matthew Hawkins McCormick.

Marjorie is also survived by her husband of the last 21 years, Thomas H. Nicholson II and his children, Lynne Nicholson, Suzanne Nicholson (Harry Price), Thomas Nicholson III (Debbie), and son in law Cyril Collins, along with 4 grandchildren, Emily Gabrysiak (Damian), Meredith Collins, Kristen Nicholson, and Thomas Nicholson IV. From all of her family connections, she is survived by many wonderful relations.

She graduated from the Abington High School in the 1930's and over her years as a wife, mother, and grandmother (Memaw) she volunteered with the Springside School, Chestnut Hill Academy, the Easter Seal Society, and the Abington Hospital. She was a past chairman of the Main Street Fair for the Chestnut Hill Hospital, and a past chair of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates. Over her long and full life she was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Sunnybrook Golf Club, Philadelphia Aviation Club, Acorn Club, Philadelphia Country Club, and The Moorings Club in Vero Beach, FL.

Her treasured memories included decades of world travel accompanying her husband on business and enjoying time with her family in places near and far. Marjorie loved to complete the daily crossword puzzle, win at a double deck game of solitaire, and she never missed happy hour before dinner with her husband.

Marjorie's family is grateful for the wonderful love and care provided by Linda Fenstermacher, Linda Sherman, and Dayla Tucker, along with the Delaware Hospice caregivers.

A memorial service of celebration for the life of Marjorie Nicholson will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Newport Gap Pike (Rt. 41) and Graves Road, in Hockessin, Delaware on Wednesday June 13 at 11:00AM, followed by a brief burial service at the Lower Brandywine Cemetery in Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810, (302) 478-5707 or online

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Published in The News Journal from June 11 to June 12, 2012
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