Beverly Nichols

BEVERLY J. NICHOLS, 85 ROCKFORD - Beverly J. Nichols, 85, of Rockford, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in her home. Born Feb. 10, 1929, the youngest daughter of nine children of Mrs. Frances Lind Steffa. Graduate of West High School class of 1946. She married Roger E. Nichols Dec. 3, 1948, in Rockford. He predeceased her Oct. 27, 1979. Beverly worked at the Atwood Credit Union for 47 years and Kohl's for 20 years. She enjoyed many years traveling, camping, and fishing with her husband and children. She is survived by children, Larry (Mary) Nichols, Marilyn Nichols, Janis McDonald, and Paula Gabriello, all of Rockford; grandchildren, Tisha West, Jacob (Lisa) McDonald, Katie (Javier) Lopez, Alison Nichols, Nicolas Richmond, and Grace Nichols; and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by her dog, Ruby and granddogs, Tucker and Nelson. Predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. Special thanks to Beverly's caregivers Julie, Heather, and Ally. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with Pastor Jaci McNeil officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Funeral Home

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel
1001 SECOND AVE  Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 963-6521

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2014