Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ray Humidor Nichols, 1939-2002

Quad City Times - 1 February 2002
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  BUFFALO, Iowa -- Services for Ray H. Nichols, 62, Buffalo, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo.
  Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
  Mr. Nichols died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after a brief illness.
  He was employed the past 16 years as a journeyman machinist at General Motors Corp., Pontiac, Mich. Before that, he worked 10 years at the former International Harvester, Farmall Works, Rock Island, and 17 years at Red Jacket Pump Co., Davenport.
  He was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Centerville. He married Rachel Stricklin in 1962 in Columbia, Tenn.
  He had served in the Air Force.
  Memorials may be made to the family.
  Survivors include his wife, Rachel; daughters, Jodith Hulse, Camby, Ind., Theresia Marxen, Galesburg, Ill., and Sherrie Horn, Davenport; son, Lawrence "Lanny," Buffalo; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jane Mathey, Blue Grass, and Linda Kerch, Des Moines.
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  Ray Nichols' family lived in Jerome in the 1940s where he attended the Jerome Public School.

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