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Leonard Nichols

Leonard L. Nichols, age 82, of Ft.Mohave, AZ, passed away on December 13, 2019 at the Nevada State Veteran Home surrounded by his family.  He was born on February 19, 1937.  He grew up in Sheridan and Big Horn, WY playing basketball and football for Big Horn High School.   He graduated in 1956 and then signed up for six years with the U.S. Air Force.

After being discharged from the Service, he returned home to find work.  In 1962 he met the love of his life Joann A. Beebe.  They were married on July 14, 1962.  They welcomed Carla in 1963 and Leonard Jr in 1970.

he worked for the Port Of Entry.  He started his career in Sheridan in December 1963 then transferred to Kemmerer shortly thereafter.  He retired in 1992.

His interest included: being an avid bass fisherman; hunting; camping; snow machining; playing horseshoes; being on the Kemmerer Fire Department; Lincoln County Search and Rescue; Kemmerer Ambulance; being in the Mason's; Shriner's; The Commandery.  He was a member of the Methodist Church in Kemmerer, WY; Parker AZ; and Ft. Mohave, AZ.  

Survivors include his wife Joann A. Nichols (Ft. Mohave, AZ), and his daughter Carla L. Nichols of (Henderson, NV.)

He was preceded in death by his son, Leonard Lee Nichols, Jr.; his father Walter Nichols, and his mother, Eva Nichols.

Memorial services will be held on August 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Berta A Penney Memorial United Methodist Church in Kemmerer, WY.  910 Sage Ave in Kemmerer, WY.  Masks are mandatory.  There are links to the live video feed for the services at the church if you don't want to attend.  They are; https://youtu.be/bLZo6VqOxb8; or https://www.facebook.com/BAPMUMC/videos/505721780245764/

Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer is conducting the memorial services and Inurnment will follow the memorial services at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY with full military honors.


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Mrs. Nichols, Carla, sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. I remember his red pickup. When the siren sounded and it was after work or weekend I would watch Cedar Ave. Clockwork, there he'd go! What an example of service. Our daughter was helped out by the Shriner's. Years of selfless service! OH, and thank you Mrs. Nichols for getting the class out of the room to the library and reading to us. Nice.

Matt Herzog Aug 11 2020 12:00:00 AM