Allene Nichols, 87Allene Eberle Nichols, age 87, died Friday, May 11, at the Lutheran Home, following a brief illness.
Allene Eberle Nichols, age 87, died Friday, May 11, at the Lutheran Home, following a brief illness.
Allene moved to River Falls from her longtime home in California in December 2011. She was born June 24, 1924, in Wellsville, Kan., to Inez and Henry Eberle. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1946, she moved to Spokane, Wash., where she worked as a home economist. She married Fred Nichols in 1949. They lived in Montana and Oregon before settling in Tustin, Calif.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rod Hanson of River Falls; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Susan Nichols of Manns Choice, Penn., Scott and Patti Nichols of Irvine, Calif., and Curt and Nora Nichols of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Marion Eberle of Chicago; and 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred.
Allene was treasured and admired by her family and many friends, who benefited over the years from her persevering and unconditional love and her sunny outlook.
Her family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Comforts of Home River Falls, River Falls Area Hospital, the Lutheran Home, and Adoray Hospice for their tender and considerate care during Allene's time with each of them.
Memorial service will be held June 4 at Irvine Presbyterian Church, Irvine, Calif.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral Services of River Falls.