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Sarah Beverly Smith Nickey


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Sarah Beverly Smith Nickey Obituary
Sarah Beverly Smith Nickey

Memphis, TN

Sarah Beverly Smith Nickey died on April 28, 2017 in Memphis, TN. She was born in 1931 in Nashville, TN to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Goodrich Smith. She went to Parmer Grammar School and Ward Belmont High School (Harpeth Hall) in Nashville where she was a member of the SAP sorority.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1953 where she was a member and officer of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She moved to Palo Alto, CA with her husband George Tayloe Nickey, where he studied business at Stanford University.

After returning from California they made Memphis their home for 64 years. Sarah enjoyed her memberships in The Junior League of Memphis, The Little Club, Ikebana Garden Club and The Little Garden Club. She loved to garden and spent a lot her time planting flowers in her backyard.

She enjoyed spending summers with her family in northern Michigan as well as winters in Vero Beach, Florida. She was a kind and loving person to family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Her family would like to extend their gratitude to her caregivers, Bernice Ballard and Samella Johnson, whose loving kindness to her knew no end.

Her husband, George Tayloe Nickey preceded her in death, as well as her brother, Marion Goodrich Smith II. She leaves a sister, Elizabeth Smith Bass (James); a son, George Tayloe Nickey Jr., and two daughters Sarah Beverly Nickey Lowe (John) and Nancy Manier Nickey Curran.

She also leaves three grandchildren, David Bernard Curran III (Kallie), George Tayloe Nickey Curran, and Sarah Elizabeth Curran.

Private family services will be held.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 2, 2017
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