Marjorie J. Nichols

Dec 16, 2013 Staff

Marjorie J. Nichols, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her son's home in Basin after a short fight with leukemia. She was 81 years old.

Per her request, cremation will take place, and there will be no services.

Marjorie Joanne Nichols was born Jan. 25, 1932, at home in Tilton, Ill., the daughter of George W. and Catherine R. Pate.

She was in the first graduating class of Schlarman High School in Danville, Ill., in 1949.

On Feb. 7, 1953, she married Charles Bruce Nichols in Danville, Ill.

She and her husband ran the Triangle C Ranch in Dubois until 1966. They moved to Laramie where she worked at the University of Wyoming food service while her husband pursued a degree in accounting. They then moved to Cody where she worked as a florist. The family then moved to Riverton where she worked in her husband's accounting office, The Place, New York Life, and was a long-time employee at the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Robin B. (Kathleen) Nichols of Basin, Jeffery C. Nichols of Riverton, and David C. (Renay) Nichols of Riverton; sisters Patty Holman of Casper, Bobbie Ward of Danville, Ill., Kathy Newman of Riverton and Mary Jo Pogliano of Denver; sister-in-law Shirley Pate of Yuma, Ariz.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brother, Larry M. Pate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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