Mary B. Nichols, 84, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away of a brief illness Oct. 1, 2013. Mary was preceded in death by her brother Mike Jarvis; sister Patty Jarvis; and grandson Christopher Nolte. Mary was a longtime resident of Los Alamos, active in her parish, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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She was a wonderful wife and mother and she was dedicated to her many friends in the community. She is survived by her spouse Arthur Nichols of Los Alamos; daughter Kate Nolte and husband Tom of Estero, Fla.; Patty Ricci and husband Joe of Evans, Ga.; and Jane Nichols of San Francisco Calif.; son Art Nichols and wife Jana of Los Alamos; and Joe Nichols of Jackson, Wyo.; seven grandchildren: Sarah, Matthew, Spencer and Alexandra Nichols, Meaghan Nolte, Kirk Rohrig and David Ricci; and her beloved toy poodle "Daisy."
A memorial service will be held sometime in April, with burial at a later date at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.
The family of Mary Nichols has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477, devargasfuneral.com.
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623 N. Railroad Ave. Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Oct. 10, 2013