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Darrel Nicholson


1939 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Darrel Nicholson Obituary
Darrel J. Nicholson

November 21, 1939 - October 6, 2013

SALEM - Darrel J. Nicholson passed away on October 6, 2013 at home with his family by his side. Darrel was born in Salem, Oregon on November 21, 1939 to Rex and Peg Nicholson. He graduated from South Salem High School in 1957. Darrel met Sherry Merrell in 1961 and have been married for fifty-one years. He served in the Army from 1961 to 1964. Darrel had a forty-two year career with the U.S. Government. His last twenty-eight years were with the Bureau of Land Management in Salem, retiring in June 2005.

Darrel was a generous and loving husband and father to son, Justin Nicholson and daughter, Renee Nicholson May and son-in-law Craig May. He has left a legacy of stories and information to his grandchildren, Brandi Palmer, Hayley Palmer, Sam May and Michael May. Darrel died of complications from prostate cancer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a cancer research fund of your choice. It was Darrel's prayer that a cure will be found for all cancers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 11 at 10:00 am in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chemeketa and Winter St. NE, Salem, Oregon with the Rosary preceding the Mass. Burial will be at Mt. Angel Calvary Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.



Published in StatesmanJournal from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013
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