Barbara Ann Nichols, 67, of North Platte, NE, died Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
Barbara was born October 19, 1945 to Vernon James and V. Nadine Rakes Peterson at Istachatta, FL where she grew up and graduated from high school. She worked in the family business in Florida before moving to Kaysville, UT and attending beauty school in Layton, UT. She then worked for Sperry Univac making circuit boards and later with the school system in different capacities.
On July 31, 1976, Barbara married Clyde Nichols at Kaysville where they made their home until moving to North Platte in October 1988. Here she worked at Krispy Krust Bakery until 1990 when her health declined and she became a stay-at-home mom.
Barbara was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked in their library. She was active in the church all her life. Barbara also enjoyed bead work, sweater painting and crafts.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde, and two sons, Kyle (Kay) Nichols and Dewaine Nichols, all of North Platte; a daughter, Rhonda Nichols, of Kearney, NE; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda (Doug) Erickson, of Kaysville and Cheryl Jackson, of Middleberg, FL; her brothers, Ronald (Karen) Peterson and Keith Peterson, all of Lehi, UT; her uncles, Del Rakes, of the Philippines and Hershel Rakes, of Logan, UT; several nieces, nephews and other family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Inurnment will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. The family has established a memorial. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at the church. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.