Information for Walter Edgar Nichols
2 February, 1898 - 26 September, 1992
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
27 September, 1992

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Walter Nichols
    Walter E. Nichols, 94, of Nam-pa, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September, 26, 1992, at a Nampa hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 1992 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.  Dr. Bruce Petersen, pastor of the College Church of the Nazarene will officiate, assisted by Dr. John Riley, President Emeritus of NNC.  Private family interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Walter E. Nichols was born on. February 2, 1898 at Kinzua, Pennsylvania to Willis and Cora Nichols.  In 1902 they moved to Sanders, Idaho where he was reared and educated. 
    He attended Seattle Pacific College in 1924.  That same year he married Beulah King in Seattle, Washington.  Beulah died in 1927.  On May 25, 1930 he married, Mildred Beale of Pomeroy, Washington.  They spent several years in home mission work.
    Walter was the first pastor of the Nazarene churches at Harrington, Ephrata and Leavenworth  Washington.  They pastored Nazarene churches in Idaho and Washington until 1945, when they moved to Nampa and purchased the Kampus Korner Grocery. They owned and operated the store untfi their retirement in 1967.  They have resided at the Sunnyridge Retirement Center for the last 8 years.
    Walter was a member of the Nampa College Church of the Nazarene.
    He is survived by his wife Mildred of Nampa; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Wyla and Willis Barney, Grapeview, Washington, Dorine and Jerry Nichols, Nampa; 1 son, Will Nichols, Nampa; 1  sister, Mrs. Cora Robirts, Phoenix, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, 22  great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by 1 son, a granddaughter, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nampa College Church of the Nazarene or flowers may be sent.


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