Walking On - Georgiana Mae Nichols (LaChance)

03.03.2016 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Georgiana Mae LaChance Nichols

Dec. 27, 1923 – Feb. 29, 2016

A funeral service was held for Grand Ronde resident and Tribal Elder Georgiana Mae LaChance Nichols on Tuesday, March 8, at Sunnyside Little Chapel of Chimes and burial occurred in its Memory Gardens. She died Feb. 29, 2016, in Grand Ronde.

Mrs. Nichols was the daughter of Edwin and Elvira LaChance. She was born in Grand Ronde on Dec. 27, 1923. She was one of four children. Her brother Tommy died as a toddler and her brother Harry was lost in action during World War II. She is survived by her sister Ann (Betty) Hyde.

While working in the shipyards in Portland, she met her future husband, Fred Nichols. They were married shortly after meeting and had been married 50 years when he died in November 1996. For more than 30 years, they owned and operated the Ventura Park Frozen Food Lockers in Portland.

Mrs. Nichols had four children. She is survived by her son, Richard, and daughter, Linda; sister, Ann; and 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her easy smile and willingness to always help others.