Nancy Nichols…April 2, 1918 – January 10, 2014

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          Graveside services for former Holly business woman Nancy Nichols will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Pastor Kathy Leathers will officiate. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly.

          Nancy Mary Lois (Casteel) Nichols was born on April 2, 1918 in Granada, Colorado to Robert and Lois (Davis) Casteel. She passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Holly Nursing Care Center at the age of 95.

          In June of 1943, Nancy was united in marriage to Alvin “Nick” Nichols at the Christian Church in Garden City, Kansas.  Together, they lived in Syracuse until moving to Holly in 1945.  It was at that time they purchased Alford’s Grocery in Holly which they owned and operated as Nick’s I.G.A. until their retirement in 1990. Nancy was very active in the Holly community, belonging to several organizations over the years. She was a member of the Mizpah Rebekah Lodge #97 from April 2, 1946 to June 23, 2007 then the Harmony Rebekah Lodge # 96 from June 23, 2007 to January 10, 2014. Nancy was a Past Nobel Grand and a member for 68 years. 

 Following their retirement, Nancy and Nick traveled some, but mostly remained in Holly where they enjoyed gardening and entertaining friends.

          Nancy is survived by her sister, Betty Randle, Dodge City, KS; several nieces and nephews other family and many friends.

          She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nick on May 4, 2001; and two sisters, Ileta Collins and Margaret Casteel.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly United Methodist Women in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO 81052.

          Funeral arrangements are being handled by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO.  For more information or to leave online condolences please visit

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