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Barbara Ellsworth Nichols-Jeans

Barbara Nichols-Jeans, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother joined her Lord on April 5, 2013. A resident of San Pedro for over 65 years, Barbara was born August 23, 1919 in New York City. Barbara's family moved to California in 1925. Her father worked with Shell Oil and as a result moved to several cities as she was growing up. After finishing high school she went to Business College and then she did secretarial work. She met the love of her life, Edward P Nichols, in 1938. They were married in 1940 in Alameda, CA, they shared 59 years of marriage together until Edward passed. Barbara's life revolved around her husband, Ed Nichols (deceased 1999) and three children, Douglas Nichols (deceased 1967, Viet Nam), Kathleen (Tom) Snider and Christine Nichols. Grandchildren, Audrey Ellertson, Greg (Nicea) Taylor, David (Tami) Calandrino, Doug (Lisa) Taylor, Samuel (Jamie) Calandrino, Vanessa Snider and 12 great grandchildren. Barbara served as a Deacon at her church, a yellow-bird volunteer at San Pedro Hospital, volunteers at the Maritime Museum, very active in her community for many years. In 2006 she married a great friend, Gordon Jeans who became a very loving husband and companion. They shared a very loving time late in their lives, together. Private graveside service for family only will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park on April 19, 2013, with a Memorial to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club at 12:30. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Barbara's name to the First Presbyterian Church in San Pedro, CA. She leaves us much better off by knowing her and loving her, she will be missed by many. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 18, 2013
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